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Disclosed is a closure catheter, for closing a body cavity such as a vessel, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter includes a plurality of deployable tissue anchors, which may be laterally deployed into surrounding tissue. The anchors may thereafter be used to draw the tissue radially inwardly, to close the body cavity. Methods are also disclosed.

Title
Method and apparatus for closing a body lumen
Application Number
9/399521
Publication Number
6231561 (B1)
Application Date
September 20, 1999
Publication Date
May 15, 2001
Inventor
Michael D Lesh
Mill Valley
CA, US
Erik J van der Burg
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Andrew G C Frazier
Redwood City
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
US
Assignee
Appriva Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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