Cardiac-valve prosthesis

  • US 20060178740A1
  • Filed: 02/10/2006
  • Published: 08/10/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/10/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A cardiac valve prosthesis adapted for percutaneous delivery and implantation at an implantation site of a patient, the implantation site having an annulus and a Valsalva sinus, the prosthesis comprising:

  • an armature adapted for delivery in a radially collapsed configuration and deployment in a radially expanded configuration, the armature defining a lumen for passage of blood flow and comprising;

    a generally cylindrical portion adapted to engage a wall of the annulus when the armature is in the radially expanded configuration; and

    at least one anchor member adapted to extend into and generally conform to the Valsalva sinus to enable anchorage of the prosthesis at the implantation site when the armature is in the radially expanded configuration; and

    a set of prosthetic valve leaflets coupled to the armature.

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