Stent features for collapsible prosthetic heart valves

Patent Number: 9387072

Patent Date: 2016-07-12

Patent type: utility

A prosthetic heart valve includes a stent having an expanded condition and a collapsed condition. The stent includes a plurality of distal cells, a plurality of proximal cells, a plurality of support struts coupling the proximal cells to the distal cells, and at least one support post connected to a plurality of proximal cells. The proximal cells are longitudinally spaced apart from the distal cells. Various strut configurations and connections of the struts to the proximal cells and of the proximal cells to the support post improve stent flexibility and reduce stress in the valve leaflets.


First Name Last Name City State Country
Thomas Mark Benson - - -
Yousef F. Alkhatib - - -
Aaron J. Chalekian - - -
Peter Braido - - -
Julia A. Neuman - - -
Ott Khouengboua - - -


Section Class Sub Class Group Sub Group
A 61 F 2 24


Organization First Name Last Name City State Country
St. Jude Medical AB - - - - -