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Disclosed is a closure catheter, for closing a tissue opening such as an atrial septal defect, patent foreman ovale, or the left atrial appendage of the heart. The closure catheter carries a plurality of tissue anchors, which may be deployed into tissue surrounding the opening, and used to draw the opening closed. Methods are also disclosed.

Title
Method and apparatus for closing intracardiac septal defects
Application Number
9/444904
Publication Number
6290674 (B1)
Application Date
November 22, 1999
Publication Date
September 18, 2001
Inventor
Erik J van der Burg
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Michael D Lesh
Mill Valley
CA, US
Andrew G C Frazier
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Chad C Roue
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
US
Assignee
Appriva Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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