US 9,808,201 B2
Sensors for prosthetic heart devices
Peter N. Braido, Wyoming, MN (US); Mina S. Fahim, Shoreview, MN (US); Steven Frederick Anderl, Forest Lake, MN (US); Jason White, Smyrna, GA (US); Paul E. Ashworth, Wyoming, MN (US); Morgan Low, Winnetka, CA (US); Loell Boyce Moon, Ham Lake, MN (US); and Neelakantan Saikrishnan, Plymouth, MN (US)
Assigned to St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc., St. Paul, MN (US)
Filed by St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc., St. Paul, MN (US)
Filed on Aug. 13, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/825,471.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/038,512, filed on Aug. 18, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0045165 A1, Feb. 18, 2016
Int. Cl. A61F 2/24 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01); A61F 2/844 (2013.01); A61B 5/0215 (2006.01); A61B 5/02 (2006.01); A61B 5/026 (2006.01); A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/12 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 5/6862 (2013.01) [A61B 5/02 (2013.01); A61B 5/026 (2013.01); A61B 5/0215 (2013.01); A61B 5/02028 (2013.01); A61B 5/02158 (2013.01); A61B 5/6847 (2013.01); A61B 17/0057 (2013.01); A61B 17/12122 (2013.01); A61F 2/24 (2013.01); A61F 2/2412 (2013.01); A61F 2/2418 (2013.01); A61F 2/2445 (2013.01); A61F 2/2448 (2013.01); A61F 2/2472 (2013.01); A61F 2/844 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00022 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00575 (2013.01); A61B 2017/00632 (2013.01); A61B 2562/0247 (2013.01); A61F 2210/0066 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0016 (2013.01); A61F 2220/0075 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0008 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0034 (2013.01); A61F 2230/0065 (2013.01); A61F 2250/001 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0002 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0004 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0063 (2013.01); A61F 2250/0065 (2013.01)] 16 Claims
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1. A prosthetic heart valve system comprising:
a prosthetic heart valve including:
a stent extending along a longitudinal axis from an outflow portion to an inflow portion and having an expanded condition and a collapsed condition; and
a valve assembly mounted to the stent; and
a first sensor configured to measure physiological data, the first sensor including a body extending along a body axis and a plurality of apertures extending through the body on opposite sides of the body axis,
wherein a first suture attaches the first sensor to the stent via at least some of the plurality of apertures so that, in the expanded condition of the stent, the longitudinal axis of the stent is not parallel to the body axis of the first sensor, and in the collapsed condition of the stent, the longitudinal axis of the stent is parallel to the body axis of the first sensor.