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A method and apparatus for engrafting a blood vessel is disclosed. The apparatus includes a hollow tubular graft of a preselected cross section having a proximal and distal end containing compressable and expandable nitinol springs, and connecting bars to facilitate physical communication between both springs. Furthermore, the apparatus contains a transport and deployment member for delivering said hollow tublar graft to an engrafting site within a blood vessel. The transport and deployment apparatus is comprised of an insertion catheter having a graft balloon and a tip balloon, as well as multiple inner tracks for injection of fluid into said balloons and the blood vessel interior. The method includes transport and deployment of said graft, as well as non surgical movement and removal of said graft in the event of misplacement.

Title
Apparatus and method for engrafting a blood vessel
Application Number
8/549880
Publication Number
5591195
Application Date
October 30, 1995
Publication Date
January 7, 1997
Inventor
Howard J Leonhardt
13794 NW. 4th St., Bldg. #210, Sunrise, 33325
FL, US
Syde Taheri
268 Dan Troy, Williamsville, 14221
NY, US
Agent
The Law Offices of Byron A Bilicki P C
IPC
A61M 29/00
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