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A vascular graft at least partially formed from porous hollow fibers, with at least some of the porous hollow fibers being located adjacent an inner surface of the vascular graft. The vascular grafts of the invention have a relatively small pore size for promoting tissue growth while inhibiting bleeding during the healing process. The porous hollow fibers used to form the vascular grafts of the invention further provide a storage situs for temporarily holding a drug or other material for delivery into the blood stream during the healing process. This storage capability may also be used for holding an inert gas while providing the graft with greater resilency and cushioning characteristics than achievable with presently available vascular grafts.

Title
Microporous vascular graft
Application Number
7/246578
Publication Number
5024671
Application Date
September 19, 1988
Publication Date
June 18, 1991
Inventor
Wilfred F Mathewson
Dana Point
CA, US
David Chen
Irvine
CA, US
Roger Tu
Lake Forrest
CA, US
Agent
Michael C Schiffer
Assignee
Baxter International
IL, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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