1045304 is referenced by 3 patents.

- S P E C I F I C A T I O N - SHUNT DEFECT CLOSURE SYSTEM Abstract of the Disclosure A method and apparatus for closing off a septaldefect or shunt in the intravascular system or the greatvessels including a pair of opposed, umbrella-like elementslocked together in face-to-face relationship on oppositesides of the septal defect, thereby closing it. The dualumbrella-like closure elements are sequentially appliedand joined together via an outer catheter inserted intothe interior of the heart by means of the jugular veinin the neck or a vein in the groin along with other associatedoperative elements used within the outer catheter, therebyeliminating the need for open-heart surgery to correcta septal defect or shunt as was heretofore required. Fora ventricular septal defect a single umbrella-like elementis used which is temporarily held in place by an operativeelement which is subsequently removed.

Title
Systeme dobturation dintercommunications vasculaires
Shunt defect closure system
Application Number
222425
Publication Number
1045304
Publication Date
January 2, 1979
Inventor
Mills Noel L
King Terry D
Assignee
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
IPC
A61B 17/04
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