Patent Number: 6,254,564

Title: Left ventricular conduit with blood vessel graft

Abstract: Disclosed is a conduit that provides a bypass around an occlusion or stenosis in a coronary artery. The conduit is a tube adapted to be positioned in the heart wall to provide a passage for blood to flow between a heart chamber and a coronary artery, at a site distal to the occlusion or stenosis. The conduit has a section of blood vessel attached to its interior lumen which preferably includes at least one naturally occurring one-way valve positioned therein. The valve prevents the backflow of blood from the coronary artery into the heart chamber.

Inventors: Wilk; Peter J. (New York, NY), Phelps; David Y. (Louisville, KY), Wolf; Scott J. (Minneapolis, MN)

Assignee: Percardia, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/24 (20060101); A61F 2/06 (20060101); A61F 2/02 (20060101); A61M 005/00 (); A61M 025/00 (); A61F 002/06 (); A61F 002/04 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018