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1. WO2008094548 - LOCAL DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AGENT TO HEART VALVES

Publication Number WO/2008/094548
Publication Date 07.08.2008
International Application No. PCT/US2008/001160
International Filing Date 30.01.2008
IPC
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
M
DEVICES FOR INTRODUCING MEDIA INTO, OR ONTO, THE BODY; DEVICES FOR TRANSDUCING BODY MEDIA OR FOR TAKING MEDIA FROM THE BODY; DEVICES FOR PRODUCING OR ENDING SLEEP OR STUPOR
31
Devices for introducing or retaining media, e.g. remedies, in cavities of the body
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
61
MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
F
FILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
2
Filters implantable into blood vessels; Prostheses, i.e. artificial substitutes or replacements for parts of the body; Appliances for connecting them with the body; Devices providing patency to, or preventing collapsing of, tubular structures of the body, e.g. stents
02
Prostheses implantable into the body
24
Heart valves
A61M 31/00 (2006.01)
A61F 2/24 (2006.01)
CPC
A61F 2/24
A61F 2250/0067
A61M 31/002
Applicants
  • BOSTON SCIENTIFIC LIMITED . [BB/BB]; Seaston House Hastings, Christ Church, BB (AllExceptUS)
  • PALASIS, Maria [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
  • MICKLEY, Timothy, J. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
  • FREYMAN, Toby [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
  • NAIMARK, Wendy [CA/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • PALASIS, Maria; US
  • MICKLEY, Timothy, J.; US
  • FREYMAN, Toby; US
  • NAIMARK, Wendy; US
Agents
  • RINGEL, Douglas, E.; Kenyon & Kenyon Llp 1500 K. Street, N.w. Washington, DC 20005, US
Priority Data
60/898,09930.01.2007US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) LOCAL DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AGENT TO HEART VALVES
(FR) ADMINISTRATION LOCALE D'AGENT THÉRAPEUTIQUE À DES VALVULES CARDIAQUES
Abstract
(EN)
The present invention relates to implantable medical devices and methods that employ these medical devices to treat heart valves. In one embodiment, a medical device (502) is provided comprising a body. The body may have a portion (518) thereof including therapeutic agent (516) and can be configured to support the device proximate a heart valve. Methods in accordance with embodiments of the present invention may also include providing a medical device having a body with at least a portion thereof including a therapeutic agent. These methods may also include positioning the medical device in a location proximate to a downstream surface of the heart valve and securing the device. The therapeutic agent released may then be delivered to the heart valve.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne des dispositifs médicaux implantables et des procédés qui utilisent ces dispositifs médicaux pour traiter des valvules cardiaques. Dans un mode de réalisation, un dispositif médical est prévu, lequel comprend un corps. Le corps peut avoir une partie de celui-ci comprenant un agent thérapeutique et peut être configuré pour supporter le dispositif à proximité d'une valvule cardiaque. Des procédés conformément à des modes de réalisation de la présente invention peuvent également comprendre le fait de fournir un dispositif médical comportant un corps avec au moins une partie de celui-ci comprenant un agent thérapeutique. Ces procédés peuvent également comprendre le positionnement du dispositif médical dans un emplacement à proximité d'une surface en aval de la valvule cardiaque et la situation du dispositif. L'agent thérapeutique libéré peut ensuite être administré à la valvule cardiaque.
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