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A system and method is disclosed for implanting a prosthesis the length of a blood vessel. A generally tubular prosthesis member having an unobstructed central passageway is provided. The member contracts to a smaller dimension for delivery through the unobstructed portion of the length of blood vessel, and is outwardly expansible in the blood vessel. The prosthesis member is positioned in a contracted condition between a delivery catheter and an outer sheath, and expands outwardly responsive to removal of the sheath.

Title
Prosthesis system and method
Application Number
6/816399
Publication Number
4665918
Application Date
January 6, 1986
Publication Date
May 19, 1987
Inventor
Marek Kacki
2412 Richmond Rd., Apt. #415, Lexington, 40502
KY, US
Gilbert A Garza
1236 15th St., Huntington, 25701
WV, US
Agent
Duckworth Allen Dyer
IPC
A61M 29/02
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