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An elongate guidewire for use with a free, unsecured, intervascular device having an elongate, enclosed, open ended channel for receiving the guidewire. The guidewire includes an elongate, flexible body having an outer dimension which is less than the inner dimension of the channel and an expandable and contractable stop member mounted on the guidewire body for movement between a first contracted position and a second expanded position. The expandable and contractable stop member is dimensioned in the first contracted position to move through said channel and in the second expanded position to preclude movement of said stop member through the channel.

Title
Guidewire for a free standing intervascular device having an integral stop mechanism
Application Number
9/666452
Publication Number
6939361 (B1)
Application Date
September 21, 2000
Publication Date
September 6, 2005
Inventor
Stephen J Kleshinski
Scituate
MA, US
Agent
Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault
Assignee
NMT Medical
MA, US
IPC
A61M 029/00
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