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Disclosed is a closure catheter, for patching 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 deployable patch and a plurality of tissue anchors, which may be deployed to secure the patch to surrounding tissue. Methods are also disclosed.

Title
Method and apparatus for patching a tissue opening
Application Number
9/447390
Publication Number
6419669 (B1)
Application Date
November 22, 1999
Publication Date
July 16, 2002
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 31/00
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