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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 of closing an opening in a wall of the heart
Application Number
9/904790
Publication Number
6712804 (B2)
Application Date
July 13, 2001
Publication Date
March 30, 2004
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
EV3 Sunnyvale
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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