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An apparatus for closing and sealing a vascular puncture is connected to an energy supply such that heat is generated in, or thermally conducted to, the tissue, thereby thermally fusing the vascular tissue together. The method for closing and sealing a vascular puncture comprises applying radio frequency or other energy to the tissue, the energy being sufficient to thermally fuse the tissue together, thus sealing the puncture. Embodiments of depth finding and guiding devices, as well as blood vessel occluders, are also disclosed.

Title
Apparatus and method for sealing vascular punctures
Application Number
873955
Publication Number
5507744
Application Date
April 30, 1993
Publication Date
April 16, 1996
Inventor
Hans Mische
St. Cloud
MN, US
Thomas Holman
Minneapolis
MN, US
Kemal Schankereli
Stillwater
MN, US
Sew Wah Tay
Plymouth
MN, US
Agent
Steven P Willian Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Shurtz
Assignee
Scimed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/36
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