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Method and apparatus for utilizing the vascular system as a conduit to reach other vascular and extravascular locations within the body. Included are methods for revascularization wherein the extravascular passageways are formed to permit blood flow between vascular locations. Also included are methods for performing transvascular interstitial surgery (TVIS) wherein extravascular passageways are formed from a blood vessel to another vascular or non-vascular intracorporeal location. Also disclosed are devices usable for forming extravascular passageways in accordance with the invention, or for modifying, valving, maintaining or closing such passageways.

Title
Devices for connecting anatomical conduits such as vascular structures
Application Number
9/267943
Publication Number
6231587 (B1)
Application Date
March 11, 1999
Publication Date
May 15, 2001
Inventor
Joshua Makower
Los Altos
CA, US
Agent
Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins
US
Agent
Robert D Buyan
US
Assignee
TransVascular
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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