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A device adapted for deployment in a body vessel for collecting floating debris and emboli in a filter. The device includes a collapsible proximally tapered frame for operably supporting the filter between a collapsed insertion profile and an expanded deployment profile. The tapered collapsible frame includes a mouth which is sized to extend to walls of the body vessel in the expanded deployed profile to seal the filter relative to the body vessel for collecting debris floating in the body vessel.

Title
Distal protection device and method
Application Number
9/35740
Publication Number
6152946
Application Date
March 5, 1998
Publication Date
November 28, 2000
Inventor
Thomas R Hektner
Medina
MN, US
John M K Daniel
Plymouth
MN, US
Thomas E Broome
Hopkins
MN, US
Agent
Crompton Seager & Tufte
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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