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A medical device delivery apparatus has an inner tube with a medical device receiving region at the distal end, a balloon assembly movably disposed about the inner tube and a medical balloon displaceable from the medical device receiving region. A retractable outer sheath is diposed about the inner tube and is movable relative to the inner tube to expose the medical device receiving region. An inflation lumen capable of fluid communication with the medical balloon extends proximally from the balloon. Disposed about the distal portion of the inner tube is an expandable medical device that is distal to the medical balloon. The balloon may be moved within the medical device to expand the medical device.

Title
Low-profile stent delivery system and apparatus
Application Number
9/689143
Publication Number
6602226 (B1)
Application Date
October 12, 2000
Publication Date
August 5, 2003
Inventor
David J Blaeser
Champlin
MN, US
Brian J Brown
Hanover
MN, US
Scott R Smith
Chaska
MN, US
Agent
Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus
US
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
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