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An emboli capturing system captures emboli in a body lumen. A first elongate member has a proximal end and a distal end. An expandable emboli capturing device is mounted proximate the distal end of the first elongate member, and is movable between a radially expanded position and a radially contracted position. When in the expanded position, the emboli capturing device forms a basket with a proximally opening mouth. A second elongate member has a proximal and a distal end with a lumen extending therebetween. The lumen is sized to slidably receive a portion of the first elongate member. An expandable delivery device is mounted to the distal end of the second elongate member and is movable from a radially retracted position to a radially expanded position. The delivery device has a receiving end configured to receive the emboli capturing device, and retains at least the mouth of the emboli capturing device in a radially retracted position.

Title
Distal protection device and method
Application Number
810825
Publication Number
6001118
Application Date
October 3, 1997
Publication Date
December 14, 1999
Inventor
Daniel O Adams
Orono
MN, US
Robert L Cassell
Otsego
MN, US
David J Holtan
Rogers
MN, US
Thomas E Broome
Hopkins
MN, US
John M K Daniel
Hopkins
MN, US
Agent
Westman Champlin & Kelly
Assignee
Scimed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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