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This is an intravascular prosthesis deliverable transvenously for the occlusion of large heart defects. The defects are predominantly large atrial septal defects and ventricular septal defects. The device has an occluder connected with a centering counter-occluder. The device is delivered to the heart by known methods. The occluder is released on the distal side of the defect and the proximal centering counter-occluder is stretched, pulling the device over the center of the defect. Subsequently, the centering counter-occluder is buttoned against the occluder and is opposing the right atrial side of the septum. The radiopaque button is placed upon a string to verify buttoning.

Title
Centering buttoned device for the occlusion of large defects for occluding
Application Number
8/291154
Publication Number
5433727
Application Date
August 16, 1994
Publication Date
July 18, 1995
Inventor
Eleftherios B Sideris
Ste. 200 1600 Coulter, Amarillo, 79106
TX, US
Agent
Wendell Coffee
IPC
A61B 17/00
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