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 new patent  Welded stent with radiopaque material localized at the welds and methods

A stent that includes a stent body and one or more weld joints, wherein the weld joints include a radiopaque material, and a method of making a stent that includes using a radiopaque filler material in a welding process.. . ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Cross slit gasket for introducer sheath

A sheath introducer system including a sheath introducer defining a lumen therethrough and having a proximal valve housing in fluid communication with a distal tubular sheath, wherein a proximal end of the valve housing defines a proximal opening of the lumen of the sheath introducer. A gasket seated within the valve housing has a first surface, a second surface and an outer periphery extending between the first and second surfaces. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Apparatus and methods for filling a drug eluting medical device via capillary action

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for filling a therapeutic substance or drug within a hollow wire that forms a stent. The stent is placed within a chamber housing a fluid drug formulation. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Prosthetic valve support structure

The present invention is directed to prostheses including a support structure having a proximal end and a distal end, and a motion limiting member attached to the distal end of the support structure, wherein the motion limiting member is configured to restrict radial expansion of the distal end of the support structure. Methods for delivering the prosthesis are also provided.. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Rapid exchange transcatheter valve delivery system

A delivery device for implanting a prosthetic heart valve. The device includes an inner shaft assembly, an outer sheath and a connector assembly. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Prosthetic heart valve delivery system with controlled expansion

A system for repairing a defective heart valve. The system includes a delivery device, a balloon and a prosthetic heart valve. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Mitral valve prosthesis for transcatheter valve implantation

A transcatheter valve prosthesis is disclosed that has a compressed, delivery configuration and an expanded configuration for deployment within a native heart valve. The valve prosthesis includes a self-expanding frame and a prosthetic valve component. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Modular aortic arch prosthetic assembly and method of use thereof

A prosthetic assembly configured for endovascular placement within an aortic arch and method of use thereof. The prosthetic assembly includes a proximal aortic stent-graft prosthesis configured to be positioned within a proximal portion of the aortic arch adjacent to the brachiocephalic artery, a distal aortic stent-graft prosthesis configured to be positioned within a distal portion of the aortic arch adjacent to the left subclavian artery, a first branch stent-graft prosthesis configured to be positioned within the brachiocephalic artery and a second branch stent-graft prosthesis configured to be positioned in one of the left common carotid and the left subclavian artery. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Hollow drug-filled stent and method of forming hollow drug-filled stent

A stent is formed from a wire having an outer member, a radiopaque member lining at least a portion of the outer member inner surface, and a lumen defined by the outer member inner surface or the radiopaque member inner surface. A substance is disposed in the lumen to be eluted through at least one opening disposed through the outer member to the lumen. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Stabilization and advancement system for direct aortic transcatheter aortic valve implantation

A system for stabilizing and advancing a delivery system for direct access tavi. The system includes an introducer support coupled to an introducer and a stable object, a cradle mechanism coupled to a handle of the delivery system and a stable object, and an adjustment mechanism coupled to the delivery system. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Drug-filled stents with filaments for increased lumen surface area and method of manufacture thereof

A stent including a hollow wire formed into a stent pattern. The hollow wire includes an outer member having an outer surface and an inner surface, a lumen extending longitudinally within the hollow wire, at least one opening extending from the outer surface of the outer member to the lumen, and a plurality of filaments extending longitudinally within the lumen. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Chordae tendineae management devices for use with a valve prosthesis delivery system and methods of use thereof

Embodiments hereof relate to methods of delivering a valve prosthesis to an annulus of a native valve of a heart, the native valve having chordae tendineae. A chordae management catheter is positioned within a ventricle of the heart, the chordae management catheter having a displacement component at a distal end thereof. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Telescoping catheter

A telescoping catheter including an elongated tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, and a passageway extending between the proximal end and the distal end. The tubular member includes a first tubular segment and a second tubular segment. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

Systems and methods for oxygenator performance evaluation

Systems and methods for monitoring oxygenator performance in extracorporeal circuit systems or the like. More particularly, the disclosure relates to systems and methods including a controller programmed to determine oxygenator apparatus flow impedance as a function of an inlet pressure measurement, an outlet pressure measurement and a blood flow rate measurement. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125685

Drug-filled stents to prevent vessel micro-injuries and methods of manufacture thereof

A stent includes a hollow wire formed into a stent pattern. The hollow wire includes an outer member, a lumen extending longitudinally within the hollow wire, at least one opening extending from an outer surface of the outer member to the lumen, and a surface area component within the hollow wire. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125654

Valve delivery system

A valve delivery system including a valve prosthesis, a first catheter, and a second catheter. The valve prosthesis comprises a first frame and a second frame. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125642

Valve delivery system having an integral displacement component for managing chordae tendineae in situ and methods of use thereof

Embodiments hereof relate methods of delivering a valve prosthesis to an annulus of a native valve of a heart. A valve delivery system is introduced into a ventricle of the heart via a ventricular wall of the heart. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125631

Stents formed from dissimilar metals for tissue growth control

Stents formed from dissimilar materials configured to control tissue growth. A stent may be formed from a composite wire helically wound into a stent having a tubular configuration. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/12/18 / #20180099124

System and method for crossing a native heart valve with a guidewire

A system for crossing a heart valve with a guidewire includes an advancement motor and a controller. The controller controls when the advancement motor advances and retracts the guidewire. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/12/18 / #20180098848

Stented prosthetic heart valve delivery system having an expandable bumper

Delivery devices for delivery of a stented prosthetic heart valve. Various delivery devices include an outer sheath assembly including an outer sheath connected to a capsule that is advanced proximally to retain the prosthetic valve, which is secured over an inner shaft assembly of the delivery device. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085519

Pressure measuring catheter with adenosine infusion

An intracoronary catheter measures pressure distal to a lesion (pd) and has a fluid lumen for administers adenosine to a patient's vasculature. A controller is configured to provide an injection of adenosine, wait for a period of time, measure pd, and compare pd to the pd measured before the injection of the adenosine. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085219

Balloon catheter including braided portions forming perfusion openings

A balloon catheter includes a balloon coupled to a shaft. The shaft includes a proximal perfusion portion disposed proximal of the balloon and a distal perfusion portion disposed distal of the balloon. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085180

Pouches with multi-layer walls for improved durability and protection medical devices

A flexible, sterilizable pouch includes a first wall coupled to a second wall and a cavity defined between the first wall and the second wall. The cavity is configured to receive a medical device, and the pouch is configured to seal the medical device within the cavity. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071077

Stent-graft having supported transition stent and method

A stent-graft includes a graft material having a main body, a first leg, a second leg, and a transition region where the first leg and the second leg meet the main body. A main body transition stent is coupled to the main body. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056046

Transcatheter guidewire delivery systems, catheter assemblies for guidewire delivery, and methods for percutaneous guidewire delivery across heart valves

Transcatheter guidewire delivery systems, catheter assemblies and associated methods for percutaneous guidewire delivery across heart valves are disclosed herein. A catheter assembly configured in accordance herewith includes an elongated tubular component and an alignment assembly at a distal portion of the tubular component and which is adapted to be located at a target location adjacent a heart valve of a patient. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/01/18 / #20180056045

Transcatheter guidewire delivery systems, catheter assemblies for guidewire delivery, and methods for percutaneous guidewire delivery across heart valves

Transcatheter guidewire delivery systems, catheter assemblies and associated methods for percutaneous guidewire delivery across heart valves are disclosed herein. A catheter assembly configured in accordance herewith includes an elongated tubular component and an alignment assembly at a distal portion of the tubular component and which is adapted to be located at a target location adjacent a heart valve of a patient. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/01/18 / #20180055633

Heart valve prosthesis and separate support flange for attachment thereto

A valve prosthesis assembly for implantation into a native valve site. The valve prosthesis assembly includes a valve prosthesis with a prosthetic valve component and a frame. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

02/22/18 / #20180049861

Coated sutures for reducing stent graft endoleaks

The present technology relates generally to endovascular prostheses. More particularly, the disclosure relates to endovascular prostheses having a graft material and a stent structure attached with a suture, or a seam formed by a suture, where the suture has a coating that expands upon exposure to body fluids. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042492

Catheter and method for calculating fractional flow reserve

A catheter for measuring a fractional flow reserve includes a proximal shaft, a distal shaft coupled to a distal portion of the proximal shaft, and a pressure sensor coupled to the distal shaft. The distal shaft includes a middle wall portion configured to extend through a stenosis in a vessel. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036123

Delivery devices for implantable medical devices and methods of manufacturing same

This disclosure describes, among other things, methods, devices, and systems for non-invasive evaluation of a patient's vascular system and custom design and manufacture of one or more components of a delivery device for delivery and deployment of an implantable medical device, such as a prosthetic heart valve. For example, a delivery sheath can be 3d printed to have varying durometers at one or more areas along its length and/or circumference so that it can more easily bend and flex as it traverses particularly tortuous anatomical features.. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015265

High-pressure dilatation catheter balloon

A dilatation catheter includes a high-pressure balloon component comprising an inner balloon and an outer balloon. An interior of the inner balloon is in fluid communication with a lumen of the catheter for receiving inflation fluid therefrom. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

01/11/18 / #20180009966

Medical device and plasticized nylon material

A plasticized nylon and a medical device including plasticized nylon. The medical device may be a dilatation balloon. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008799

Device retention mechanism and method

A device retention assembly includes a delivery system and a device retention mechanism retaining the delivery system. The device retention mechanism includes a tray, a base coupled to the tray, and retaining flanges pivotally coupled to the base. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008401

Controlled tip release stent graft delivery system and method

An apparatus and method of deploying a stent graft having a proximal anchor stent ring includes restraining proximal apexes of the proximal anchor stent ring between a spindle body of a spindle and a control release sleeve of a tapered tip. The control release sleeve is advanced relative to the spindle to release a first proximal apex through an opening in the control release sleeve while the remaining proximal apexes remain restrained by the control release sleeve. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008366

Biomatter capture mechanism and method

In accordance with one embodiment, a method of capturing biomatter includes placing a device comprising the biomatter within an extension tube, the extension tube being coupled to a tray. A fold is created in the extension tube sealing the extension tube and the biomatter contained therein. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008363

Slip card for long sealed trays and method

A delivery system package includes a tray, a delivery system, and a slip card between the tray and the delivery system. To remove the delivery system, a pull tab of the slip card is moved to raise the slip card including the delivery system from the tray. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

01/11/18 / #20180008284

Tissue compression device with tension limiting strap retainer

Tissue compression devices having a tension limiting strap retainer and methods of using the same. The tissue compression devices described herein may include a strap retainer that is attached to a base by an elastic member that is configured to draw the strap retainer towards the base. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

01/04/18 / #20180000588

Methods, devices and systems for treating venous insufficiency

Methods and systems for improving the competency of a venous valve wherein one or more compressor(s) (e.g., space occupying material(s) or implantable device(s)) is/are delivered to one or more location(s) adjacent to a venous valve to compress the venous valve in a manner that causes one or both leaflets of the valve to move toward the other, thereby improving closure or coaptation of the valve leaflets. The compressor(s) may be delivered by an open surgical approach, by a direct percutaneous approach or by a transluminal catheter-based approach.. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

01/04/18 / #20180000584

Methods for anchoring a heart valve prosthesis in a transcatheter valve implantation procedure

Methods of deploying and securing a heart valve prosthesis are disclosed. A heart valve prosthesis (100) having a plurality of anchor guides (212) is loaded within a catheter-based delivery device, wherein each of the anchor guides is releasably engaged by a respective elongate member (338) and wherein tensioning of the elongate members aids in collapsing the prosthesis during loading. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360993

Coated endovascular prostheses for aneurism treatment

The present technology relates generally to endovascular prostheses. More particularly, the disclosure relates to endovascular prostheses having an outer surface of a graft material thereof associated with a hydrogel composition, which may swell upon implantation within a blood vessel, thereby mediating various complications associated with endovascular procedures. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

12/21/17 / #20170360561

Modular valve prosthesis, delivery system, and method of delivering and deploying a modular valve prosthesis

A modular valve prosthesis includes an inflow stent, a valve component including a valve stent and a prosthetic valve, and an outflow stent. In a radially compressed delivery configuration, an inflow end of the valve stent is separated from an outflow end of the inflow stent and an outflow end of the valve stent is separated from an inflow end of the outflow stent. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354800

Guide extension catheter with grooved push member segment

A guide extension catheter includes a push member and a distal shaft. The push member includes a segment having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354524

Multilayer balloons

In some examples, a medical device includes a balloon inflatable to an inflated configuration. The balloon includes an outer layer coextruded on an inner layer. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354521

Drug-eluting stent formed from a deformable hollow strut for a customizable elution rate

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for customizing an elution rate of a stent. The stent includes a hollow strut that forms the stent, the hollow strut defining a lumenal space, a drug formulation disposed within the lumenal space of the hollow strut, and at least one side port for eluting the drug formulation in vivo. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354520

Customizing the elution profile of a stent

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for customizing an elution profile of a stent after manufacture of the stent has been completed. The stent includes a plurality of side ports for eluting a drug formulation within a lumenal space of a hollow strut that forms the stent. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

12/14/17 / #20170354498

Transcatheter valve delivery system with crimped prosthetic heart valve

Stented prosthetic heart valve crimping tools and methods, and transcatheter delivery systems for delivering a crimped prosthetic heart valve. Methods of the present disclosure include crimping or compressing a stented prosthetic heart valve via spherical compression to a spherically compressed shape, and then delivering the so-shaped prosthesis to a target site. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348101

Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system with protective feature

Delivery devices for a stented prosthetic heart valve. The delivery device includes a spindle, at least one cord, and a covering feature associated with the spindle for selectively covering at least a portion of a stented prosthetic heart valve tethered to the spindle in a delivery state. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348099

Transcatheter prosthetic heart valve delivery system with lateral offset control

Delivery devices for a stented prosthetic heart valve. The delivery device includes a spindle, at least one cord, and a lateral control feature. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

12/07/17 / #20170348096

Transcatheter valve delivery system with septum hole closure tip assembly

Transcatheter heart valve delivery systems having a tip assembly configured to close the hole or perforation made in a patient's septal wall after transseptal delivery of a stented prosthetic heart valve to a defective heart valve (e.g., a mitral valve). The delivery device is configured to permit in vivo release of the tip assembly immediately after deployment of the stented prosthetic heart valve to implant the tip assembly into the septal wall proximate the hole through which the stented prosthetic heart valve is delivered. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333236

Prosthesis with guide lumen

Tubular prosthesis for deployment in a human body passageway comprises a tubular member adapted for placement in a passageway in a human body and a tube. The tubular member has a tubular wall, first and second end openings, and a side opening formed in the tubular wall between the first and second end openings. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333228

Tool and method for compressing a stented prosthesis

A tool for compressing a stented prosthesis. The tool includes first and second sets of rollers. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325946

Stented prosthetic heart valve with variable stiffness and methods of use

A prosthetic heart valve including a stent frame and a valve structure. The valve structure is disposed within a lumen of the stent frame. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

11/09/17 / #20170319340

Prosthetic mitral valve and delivery method

A valve prosthesis and methods for implanting the prosthesis are provided. The prosthesis generally includes a self-expanding frame and two or more engagement arms. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304595

Balloon catheter including a drug delivery sheath

A balloon catheter includes an elongated catheter shaft, an expandable balloon connected to the elongated catheter shaft, and a sheath that defines a lumen and includes a therapeutic agent disposed within the lumen. The balloon catheter further includes a first configuration and a second configuration. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304097

Stent-graft delivery system having an inner shaft component with a loading pad or covering on a distal segment thereof for stent retention

A catheter for delivering a self-expanding stent-graft prosthesis includes an inner shaft component having a distal segment over which the stent-graft prosthesis is loaded in a compressed delivery configuration. The distal segment has a covering that is intimately disposed thereover. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304041

Dissection prosthesis system and method

A dissection prosthesis system for implantation within a blood vessel includes a first prosthesis and a second prosthesis. The first prosthesis includes a first stent ring, a second stent ring, a first graft material band coupling the first stent ring to the second stent ring, a third stent ring, and a second graft material band coupling the second stent ring to the third stent ring. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/26/17 / #20170303922

Systems and methods for attaching a prosthesis within a body lumen or hollow organ

Systems and methods introduce and prosthesis into a blood vessel or hollow body organ by intra-vascular access. The prosthesis is secured in place by fasteners which are implanted by an applier that is also deployed by intra-vascular access. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290662

Trans-aortic delivery system with containment capsule centering device

Heart valve delivery systems and methods of delivering and implanting heart valves using delivery catheters are disclosed. The delivery systems can include a handle assembly which can include a first control mechanism, a second control mechanism, and a decoupling mechanism. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/12/17 / #20170290654

Gutter filling stent-graft and method

A primary stent-graft is deployed into a primary vessel to exclude an aneurysm. To maintain perfusion to a branch vessel covered by the primary stent-graft, a gutter filling stent-graft is deployed in parallel to the primary stent-graft. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281912

Drug coated balloon

A balloon catheter includes an inflatable balloon defining an inner and an outer surface. A first biocompatible layer that includes hyaluronic acid is releasably disposed on the outer surface of the balloon. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281344

Expandable introducer sheath having a steering mechanism

An expandable introducer sheath provided with a steering mechanism is disclosed. The introducer sheath is configured for providing a prosthesis delivery system percutaneous access to a patient's vasculature. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281331

Endoluminal prosthetic devices having fluid-absorbable compositions for repair of a vascular tissue defect

Endoluminal prosthetic devices having fluid-absorbable compositions for repair of vascular tissue defects, such as an aneurysm or dissection, are disclosed herein. A prosthesis for repairing an opening or cavity within a target vessel region configured in accordance herewith includes a tubular body sized to substantially cover the opening or cavity, and having channels formed in a wall thereof. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

09/28/17 / #20170273784

Stented prosthetic heart valve having wrap and methods of delivery and deployment

Systems and methods of delivering and deploying a stented prosthetic heart valve having a wrap that is automatically deployed to prevent or mitigate paravalvular leakage. In various embodiments, during transcatheter delivery of the stented prosthetic heart valve, the wrap is extends beyond a stent frame of the stented prosthetic heart valve so that the profile of the stented prosthetic heart valve is not increased during delivery. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

09/21/17 / #20170265838

Cardiac monitor system and method for home and telemedicine application

A system for detecting valvular malfunction includes a monitoring device and a processor. The monitoring device includes a heart sound sensor configured to detect heart sounds of the patient, and a signal processor. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258614

Steerable catheter with multiple bending radii via a steering mechanism with telescoping tubular components

A steerable catheter includes a tubular sheath having a longitudinally-extending lumen formed within a wall thereof and a steering mechanism disposed within the longitudinally-extending lumen. The steering mechanism includes a pull tube and a pull wire. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258587

Transcatheter stented prosthetic heart valve delivery devices

Disclosed embodiments and methods provide solutions for coupling and decoupling of a delivery device from a stented prosthetic heart valve with one or more release mechanisms. In situations when one or more sutures get tangled or caught upon attempted retraction of the delivery device and sutures after deployment of the stented prosthetic heart valve, a secondary release mechanism can be provided to sever the suture(s) or release the suture(s) from the delivery device. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258586

Stented prosthetic heart valve having a wrap and delivery devices

Stented prosthetic heart valves comprising a stent frame having a compressed arrangement for delivery within a patient's vasculature and an expanded arrangement for deployment within a native heart valve. The stented prosthetic heart valves including a paravalvular leakage prevention or mitigation wrap that encircles a stent frame and is formed of a flexible material having a variable diameter defined by a greatest distance between the wrap and the stent frame. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

09/07/17 / #20170252161

Stented prosthesis delivery system having a bumper

Numerous delivery devices for delivery of a stented prosthesis, such as a stented prosthetic heart valve. Various delivery devices include a capsule that is advanced proximally to retain the stented prosthesis, which is secured over an inner shaft assembly of the delivery device. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231749

Stent graft with external scaffolding and method

A scaffolded stent-graft includes a graft material comprising an inner surface and an outer surface. The inner surface defines a lumen within the graft material. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

08/10/17 / #20170224467

Endoluminal prosthetic assemblies, and associated systems and methods for percutaneous repair of a vascular tissue defect

A prosthetic assembly for repairing a target tissue defect within a target vessel region configured includes an exclusion structure sized to substantially bypass target tissue defect, and includes a branch assembly. The branch assembly can include a self-expanding outer branch prosthesis having an inflow region configured to deform to a non-circular cross-sectional-shape when deployed, and a support structure at least partially disposed within the inflow region. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216060

Hollow drug-filled stent and method of forming hollow drug-filled stent

A stent is formed from a wire having an outer member, a radiopaque core member disposed within a portion of the outer member, and an annular lumen between the radiopaque core member and the outer member. A substance is disposed in the annular lumen to be eluted through at least one opening disposed through the outer member. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

08/03/17 / #20170216026

Heart valve prostheses having multiple support arms and methods for percutaneous heart valve replacement

Prosthetic heart valve devices and associated methods for percutaneous or transcatheter heart valve replacement are disclosed herein. A heart valve prosthesis configured in accordance herewith includes a frame having a valve support and a plurality of support arms extending therefrom. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209262

Bioprosthetic tissue for use as a prosthetic valve leaflet and method of preparing

Methods of preparing a sheet of bioprosthetic tissue for use as a prosthetic valve leaflet are disclosed. A method includes positioning a sheet of bioprosthetic tissue across an engagement face of a first patterned substrate. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196686

Bioprosthetic tissue repair and reinforcement

A method of reinforcing or repairing a bioprosthetic tissue for use as a prosthetic valve leaflet. The method includes evaluating a bioprosthetic tissue, identifying a defect in the bioprosthetic tissue, and selectively applying an adhesive to a surface of the bioprosthetic tissue at the defect prior to implantation in a patient.. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

07/13/17 / #20170196684

Prosthetic heart valve cooling

Methods of compressing a stented prosthetic heart valve are disclosed. The method including inserting a stented prosthetic heart valve having a self-expandable stent frame into a container, initiating a cooling element in the container, transferring heat through a thermal conductor to cool an interior of the container, reducing a temperature of the self-expandable stent frame while located within the container to a critical temperature of not greater than 8° c., and compressing an outer diameter of the stented prosthetic heart valve while the stented prosthetic heart valve is at the critical temperature.. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173242

Modular implantable ventricular assist device

The invention features modular implantable ventricular assist devices configured to be, at least in part, assembled within a patient. The devices generally include a pump assembly and an expandable frame. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173214

Methods for preparing dry cross-linked tissue

A method of preparing dry cross-linked biological tissue. A processing solution is prepared that contains a cross-linking agent and an organic water-soluble liquid. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/22/17 / #20170172740

Clocking valve retainer

Valve retainers and delivery systems with valve retainers are disclosed. In certain embodiments, a portion of the valve retainer can rotate about a central axis of the delivery system relative to a different portion of the valve retainer. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165454

Catheter with a lumen shaped as an identification symbol

A catheter includes a catheter shaft having a shaft wall and a lumen extending longitudinally within the shaft wall. The lumen is bounded in radially outward and radially inward directions. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165067

Devices and methods for transcatheter valve loading and implantation

The present disclosure relates to numerous devices and methods for transcatheter stented prosthetic heart valve loading and delivery. Such devices and methods reduce suture tangling and also provide the ability to adjust the stented prosthetic heart valve expansion and contraction prior to the final release of the stented prosthetic heart valve from the delivery device.. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165066

Devices and methods for transcatheter valve loading and implantation

The present disclosure relates to numerous delivery devices and methods for transcatheter prosthetic heart valve loading, deployment and delivery utilizing at least one suture. Disclosed delivery devices utilize improved suture routing methods and configurations that reduce suture tangling and also provide the ability to adjust the prosthetic heart valve expansion and contraction prior to the final release of the prosthetic heart valve from the delivery device.. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/15/17 / #20170165063

Valve delivery device with a piezochromatic feedback indicator and methods of use

Heart valve delivery systems and methods for providing a clinician with feedback during a stented prosthetic heart valve delivery procedure. Feedback is provided using piezochromatic indicators incorporated into elements of the delivery device, such as the handle assembly, shaft assembly and capsule to indicate when detrimental forces, or forces nearing those that are detrimental, are being applied to the delivery device during the prosthetic heart valve loading, delivery or deployment procedure. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156863

Venous valve prostheses

A venous valve prosthesis includes a frame and a prosthetic valve coupled to the frame. With the venous valve prosthesis implanted in a vein, the prosthetic valve includes a closed configuration wherein an outer surface of the prosthetic valve is in contact with a wall of the vein around a circumference of the prosthetic valve to prevent blood from flowing past the prosthetic valve between the wall of the vein and the outer surface of the prosthetic valve. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151422

Handle component for providing a pressurized material

A handle component of a medical device is disclosed for delivering a material to an enclosed cavity or space. The handle component includes a self-contained mechanism for holding the material and for providing or releasing the material to the enclosed cavity. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

05/18/17 / #20170135831

Radiopaque enhanced cobalt alloy for stents

A stent is formed of at least a cobalt-based alloy. The cobalt-based alloy may include 10-35 weight % metal member selected from the group consisting of platinum (pt), gold (au), iridium (ir), osmium (os), rhenium (re), tungsten (w), palladium (pd), tantalum (ta), and combinations thereof; 16-21 weight % chromium (cr); 9-12 weight % molybdenum (mo); 0-25 weight % nickel (ni); and balance cobalt (co). ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113023

Sheathless guide catheter assembly

A guide catheter assembly includes a dilator and a guide catheter. The dilator includes a dilator lumen extending from a distal opening at a distal end to a proximal opening at a proximal end, and a side exit port proximal of the distal opening and in communication with the dilator lumen. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112620

Systems and methods of sealing a deployed valve component

A sealing system for sealing a valve component in a radially expanded deployed configuration includes a valve component and an expandable sealing component. The valve component includes a frame and a prosthetic valve coupled to the frame. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/27/17 / #20170112619

Systems and methods of sealing a deployed valve component

A sealing system for sealing a valve component in a radially expanded deployed configuration to a wall of a native valve includes a valve component and an expandable sealing ring. The valve component has an inflow portion and outflow portion and includes a frame and a prosthetic valve coupled to the frame. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/20/17 / #20170105758

Scoring balloon catheter

A scoring balloon catheter includes a scoring balloon, a distal control balloon positioned distal of the scoring balloon, a proximal control balloon positioned proximal of the scoring balloon, and a scoring element coupled to the proximal and distal control balloons. The scoring balloon is configured to expand radially and contact the scoring element.. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100236

Heart valves prostheses and methods for percutaneous heart valve replacement

Prosthetic heart valve devices and associated methods for percutaneous heart valve replacement are disclosed herein. A transcatheter valve prosthesis configured in accordance herewith includes a frame having a valve support and one or more support arms coupled thereto. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

04/13/17 / #20170100141

Occlusion bypassing apparatus with a re-entry needle and a distal stabilization balloon

An occlusion bypassing apparatus for re-entering the true lumen of a vessel after subintimally bypassing an occlusion in a vessel. The apparatus includes an outer shaft component, a needle component, and an inflatable balloon. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/30/17 / #20170086996

Apparatus and methods for filling a drug eluting medical device via capillary action

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for filling a therapeutic substance or drug within a hollow wire that forms a stent. The stent is placed within a chamber housing a fluid drug formulation. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/23/17 / #20170080178

Guide extension catheter with perfusion openings

A guide extension catheter includes a proximal shaft, a distal shaft, and a plurality of perfusion openings. The distal shaft includes a jacket and a helical coil structure embedded in the jacket, the distal shaft defining a lumen. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079671

Occlusion bypassing apparatus with a re-entry needle and a stabilization tube

An occlusion bypassing apparatus for re-entering the true lumen of a vessel after subintimally bypassing an occlusion in a vessel. The apparatus includes an outer shaft component having a needle lumen there-through. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079634

Devices, system, and methods for guiding an operative tool into an interior body region

A guide device establishes a guide passage through a guide tube, through which an operative tool can be deployed into an interior body region for use. A steering assembly, in use, deflects or bends the distal end region of the guide tube, so that the operative tool can be placed in a desired orientation with respect to tissue. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/09/17 / #20170065263

Apical closure system

Aspects of the present invention provide apparatuses and methods for closing an apical hole in a heart of a subject, including a hole-closure device that includes a tissue-attachment portion configured to attach to cardiac tissue around the apical hole, and a collapsible portion coupled to the tissue-attachment portion and configured to close the hole by collapsing inwardly inside the apical hole.. . ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056164

Transcatheter valve prostheses having a sealing component formed from tissue having an altered extracellular matrix

A transcatheter valve prosthesis including a sealing component formed from a tissue having an altered extracellular matrix. The altered extracellular matrix includes at least one weakened connection such that the tissue is configured to swell or expand upon contact with a fluid. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

03/02/17 / #20170056162

Prosthetic valve system having a docking component and a prosthetic valve component

A two-component valve prosthesis system includes a docking component and a prosthetic valve component that is configured to be delivered separately from the docking component. The docking component has a compressed configuration for percutaneous delivery within a vasculature and an expanded configuration for deployment within a native heart valve. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

02/23/17 / #20170049570

Devices and methods for treating valvular regurgitation

A system for treating mitral valve regurgitation includes a tensioning device having a plurality of helical anchors and a tensioning filament. One embodiment of the invention includes a method for attaching a tensioning device to the annulus of a mitral valve in a trans-leaflet configuration, and applying a tension force to the tension filament in order to exert force vectors on the annulus, thereby reshaping the mitral valve annulus so that the coaption of the anterior and posterior leaflets of the mitral is improved during ventricular contraction.. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

02/09/17 / #20170035567

System and method for deflecting a delivery catheter

Distal tips for use with delivery catheters are disclosed that are configured to facilitate deflection of the catheters as they are advanced through the vasculature to a desired treatment site. Distal tips so configured realize one or more of the objectives of safer, more accurate steering of the catheter through the vasculature.. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

02/02/17 / #20170027725

Delivery system having a single handed deployment handle for a retractable outer sheath

A delivery system for delivering a prosthesis, the delivery system including a housing, a sheath extending from within the housing, a clutching mechanism housed within the housing, and a cable. The clutching mechanism includes a one-way clutch that transmits a torque from an actuator to an inner shaft assembly when the actuator is rotated in a first direction and does not transmit a torque from the actuator to the inner shaft assembly when the actuator is rotated in a second opposing direction. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc

01/26/17 / #20170020700

Method of forming a drug-eluting medical device

A method of forming a stent includes the steps of forming a composite member into a stent pattern, forming openings through an outer member of the composite member, processing the composite member to remove a portion of the composite member without adversely affecting the outer member, and swaging the outer member to create a plurality of lumens. The composite member may be formed of an outer member with an hourglass-shaped inner member, wherein the processing step removes the inner member and the swaging step forms two lumens from the hourglass shaped cavity. ... Medtronic Vascular Inc








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