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Disclosed is an anastomosis catheter, for achieving a tissue to tissue or synthetic graft to tissue attachment. The catheter includes a plurality of deployable tissue anchors, which may be laterally deployed into surrounding tissue. The anchors may be used to achieve end to end or end to side anastomoses. Methods are also disclosed.

Title
Transluminal anastomosis method and apparatus
Application Number
9/482986
Publication Number
6328727 (B1)
Application Date
January 11, 2000
Publication Date
December 11, 2001
Inventor
Erik J van der Burg
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Chad C Roue
Fremont
CA, US
Michael D Lesh
Mill Valley
CA, US
Andrew G C Frazier
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
US
Assignee
Appriva Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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