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A filter and method for trapping emboli during endovascular procedures are provided. In one embodiment of the invention, the filter is formed from a bent, flexible guidewire shaped to define a frame and a porous filtering material mounted to portions thereof. In a collapsed state, the filter can readily pass through the lumen of a catheter and into the bloodstream of a patient. Upon completion of an endovascular procedure, the filter is collapsed and retracted into the catheter. In alternative embodiments of the invention, porous filtering material is mounted to external portions of a catheter, and a control guidewire is provided to selectively expand the filter between open and closed states.

Title
Filter and method for trapping emboli during endovascular procedures
Application Number
8/991469
Publication Number
5941896
Application Date
December 16, 1997
Publication Date
August 24, 1999
Inventor
Andrew Kerr
New York
NY, US
Agent
Ludomir A Budzyn
Gerald E Hespos
Anthony J Casella
Assignee
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center
NY, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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