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The present invention provides a method of forming a medical device and medical devices which can be formed in accordance with the method. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of a) providing a metal fabric formed of a plurality of strands formed of a metal which can be heat treated to substantially set a desired shape; b) deforming the metal fabric to generally conform to a surface of a molding element; c) heat treating the metal fabric in contact with the surface of the molding element to substantially set the shape of the fabric in its deformed state; and d) removing the metal fabric from contact with the molding element. The resulting metal fabric will define a medical device which can be collapsed for passage through a catheter or the like for deployment in a channel of a patient's body. Medical devices made in accordance with this method can have varying structures.

Title
Percutaneous catheter directed intravascular occlusion devices
Application Number
272335
Publication Number
5725552
Application Date
May 14, 1996
Publication Date
March 10, 1998
Inventor
Curtis Amplatz
St. Paul
MN, US
Kurt Amplatz
St. Paul
MN, US
Frank Kotula
Maple Grove
MN, US
Agent
Haugen & Nikolai P A
Assignee
AGA Medical Corporation
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/08
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