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This is an implant for placement in the human body and an assembly for so placing that implant. Most desirably, it is an implant for use in the vasculature of the human body and is used to occlude some space in that vasculature as a portion of a treatment regimen. The implant itself is preferably a component of a deployment device using an electrolytically severable joint. The implant is electrically isolated from the electrolytically severable joint by a highly resistive or insulative layer. Such isolation and minimization of the conductive pathway from the placement apparatus to the body's fluids appears to enhance the susceptibility of the electrolytic joint to quick erosion and detachment of the implant from the deployment media. Although the implant itself is preferably a vaso-occlusive device, it may instead be a stent, a vena cava filter, or other implant which may be installed in this manner.

Title
Fast detaching electrically isolated implant
Application Number
921407
Publication Number
6165178
Application Date
September 1, 1998
Publication Date
December 26, 2000
Inventor
Erik T Engelson
Menlo Park
CA, US
Joseph C Eder
Los Altos Hills
CA, US
Chad C Roue
Fremont
CA, US
Cong Thach
Fremont
CA, US
Pete Phong Pham
Fremont
CA, US
Michael P Wallace
Pleasanton
CA, US
Mehran Bashiri
San Carlos
CA, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
SCIMED Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61F 11/00
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