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A plurality of expandable and deformable intraluminal vascular grafts are expanded within a blood vessel by an angioplasty balloon associated with a catheter to dilate and expand the lumen of a blood vessel. The grafts may be thin-walled tubular members having a plurality of slots disposed substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the tubular members, and adjacent grafts are flexibly connected by at least one connector member.

Title
Expandable intraluminal graft, and method and apparatus for implanting an expandable intraluminal graft
Application Number
796009
Publication Number
5102417
Application Date
March 28, 1988
Publication Date
April 7, 1992
Inventor
Julio C Palmaz
San Antonio
TX, US
Agent
Ben D Tobor
Assignee
Expandable Grafts Partnership
TX, US
IPC
A61F 2/02
A61M 5/00
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