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A system for sealing a percutaneous puncture in a blood vessel in a living being and method of use thereof. The system includes a hemostatic closure, a blood vessel locator device for determining the position of the blood vessel via the percutaneous puncture, and a deployment instrument for deploying the closure within the puncture to seal the puncture. The vessel locator includes means for enabling blood from the vessel to flow therethrough so that the position of the vessel can be rapidly determined. Once the vessel has been located the deployment instrument, which includes a tubular carrier storing the closure, is extend into the puncture to deploy the closure. The closure basically comprises a radiopaque rigid anchor for location within the blood vessel, a compressed collagen plug for location within the puncture tract leading to the vessel, and a thin filament connecting the two in a pulley-like arrangement. The deployment instrument also includes a tamper which is used to mechanically deform the plug within the tract. Once the closure is positioned hemostasis occurs rapidly, thereby locking the closure in place.

Title
Hemostatic puncture closure system including vessel location device and method of use
Application Number
789704
Publication Number
5676689
Application Date
February 28, 1996
Publication Date
October 14, 1997
Inventor
Douglas Evans
Downington
PA, US
John Nash
Dowington
PA, US
Kenneth Kensey
Chester Springs
PA, US
Agent
Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow
Assignee
Kensey Nash Corporation
PA, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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