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September 29 2023
heart related patents
ARTIFICIAL HEART VALVE

US6540782B1

Inventor:
Robert V. Snyders

Assignee:
Snyders Heart Valve LLC

Artificial heart valve designed to repair damaged natural heart valves.
heart figure
It consists of a flexible frame with anchors for positioning it between the upstream and downstream regions of the heart.
A flexible valve element is attached to the frame, allowing it to open and close based on fluid pressure, facilitating one-way blood flow.
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LEADLESS CARDIAC PACEMAKER WITH MRI PACING MODE

US9457182B2

Inventor:
Brendan E. Koop

Assignee:
Cardiac Pacemakers Inc

Cardiac rhythm management system involving two implantable devices.
heart figure 2
One device monitors the heart’s rhythm and detects MRI machine magnetic fields, notifying the second device to enter an MRI-safe mode.
This innovation ensures safe MRI scans for patients with cardiac implants.
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CARDIOVASCULAR STENT AND RETRIEVAL APPARATUS

US5643309A

Inventors:
Richard Myler, Julius G. Hammerslag

Assignee:
Hemodynamics Inc

Removable cardiovascular stent along with a retrieval apparatus for its safe removal.
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The stent includes engagement members for connection to an extraction catheter, allowing atraumatic removal.
The stent can be removed directly or within the extraction catheter.
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PROSTHESIS FOR TRANSCATHETER VALVE IMPLANTATION

US9295547B2
Inventors:
Declan Costello, John Gallagher

Assignee:
Medtronic Vascular Galway ULC

Rosthesis with two prosthetic sections for transcatheter valve implantation.
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The sections include prosthetic valves and frames, enabling replacement of native aortic and mitral valves in a single procedure.
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