Patents Assigned to Sadra Medical, a Delaware Corporation
  • Publication number: 20050143809
    Abstract: The invention includes methods of and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. One aspect of the invention provides a method including the steps of endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in an unexpanded configuration; and applying an external non-hydraulically expanding or non-pneumatically expanding actuation force on the anchor to change the shape of the anchor, such as by applying proximally and/or distally directed force on the anchor using a releasable deployment tool to expand and contract the anchor or parts of the anchor. Another aspect of the invention provides an apparatus including a replacement valve; an anchor; and a deployment tool comprising a plurality of anchor actuation elements adapted to apply a non-hydraulically expanding or non-pneumatically expanding actuation force on the anchor to reshape the anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: Sadra Medical a Delaware Corporation
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hans Valencia, Daniel Hildebrant, Brian Brandt, Dwight Morejohn, Claudio Argento, Tom Saul, Ulrich Haug
  • Publication number: 20050137699
    Abstract: The invention includes methods of and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. One aspect of the invention provides a method including the steps of endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor in an unexpanded configuration within a sheath to a vicinity of the heart valve; deploying the anchor from the sheath; expanding the anchor with a deployment tool comprising a plurality of actuation elements to contact tissue at an anchor site; and retrieving the anchor into the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2004
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Applicant: Sadra Medical, a Delaware Corporation
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Hans Valencia, Brian Brandt, Claudio Argento, Ulrich Haug, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Daniel Hildebrand, Dwight Morejohn, Tom Saul
  • Publication number: 20050137688
    Abstract: A method for percutaneously replacing a heart valve of a patient. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of percutaneously delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in an unexpanded configuration; expanding the anchor to a deployed configuration in which the anchor contacts tissue at a first anchor site; repositioning the anchor to a second anchor site; and deploying the anchor at the second anchor site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Applicant: Sadra Medical, a Delaware Corporation
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Brian Brandt, Dwight Morejohn, Ulrich Haug, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hans Valencia, Robert Geshlider, Jeff Krolik
  • Publication number: 20050137686
    Abstract: The invention includes methods of and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. One aspect of the invention provides a method including the steps of endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in an unexpanded configuration; and applying an external non-hydraulic or non-pneumatic actuation force on the anchor to change the shape of the anchor, such as by applying proximally and/or distally directed force on the anchor using a releasable deployment tool to expand and contract the anchor or parts of the anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Publication date: June 23, 2005
    Applicant: Sadra Medical, a Delaware Corporation
    Inventors: Amr Salahieh, Brian Brandt, Dwight Morejohn, Ulrich Haug, Jean-Pierre Dueri, Hans Valencia, Robert Geshlider, Jeff Krolik