Percutaneous aortic valve replacement

  • US 6,482,228 B1
  • Filed: 11/14/2000
  • Issued: 11/19/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/14/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An aortic valve for regulating blood flow through a channel of an aorta, the channel surrounded by an aortic wall, upon placement therein, said valve comprising:

  • a body member having a configuration adapted to fit within a channel of an aorta;

    a membrane made of a material impervious to an aortic blood flow, said membrane having a first membrane position precluding a blood flow through the aorta and a second position for allowing a blood flow through the aorta; and

    a plurality of frame members with said membrane mounted thereto, each frame member having a first end pivotally secured to said body member and a second end, said frame members pivotally responsive to a condition within the aorta between a first position wherein said membrane at said first frame member position is at said first membrane position and a said second frame member position wherein said membrane is at said second membrane position.

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