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A device for the percutaneous transluminal repair of septal defects is disclosed. The device comprises first and second expandable occluders fastened to each other, each occluder including a framework having a central hub with elongated struts radiating therefrom. The struts are constructed such that they have a resistance to fatigue that exceeds the maximum fatigue stresses to which the struts will be subjected over a prolonged period in vivo. As such, the device exhibits a significantly decreased likelihood of metal fatigue failures after prolonged exposure in vivo.

Title
Occluder for repair of cardiac and vascular defects
Application Number
790656
Publication Number
5425744
Application Date
April 18, 1994
Publication Date
June 20, 1995
Inventor
Gerry Ouellette
Framingham
MA, US
George Duval
Lake George
NY, US
L Ven Raman
Framingham
MA, US
Jack Fagan
Pepperell
MA, US
Agent
Morgan & Finnegan
Assignee
C R Bard
NJ, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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