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Method and apparatus for implanting radially expandable prostheses in the body lumens rely on tacking or anchoring of the prostheses with separately introduced fasteners. The prostheses may be self-expanding or balloon expandable. After initial placement, a fastener applier system is introduced within the expanded prostheses to deploy a plurality of fasteners at at least one prosthesis end, usually as each end of the prosthesis. The fasteners are usually helical fasteners which are delivered from a helical track in the fastener applier by rotation with a rotator wire. The fasteners will be applied singly, typically in circumferentially spaced-apart patterns about the interior of each end of the prosthesis.

Title
Endovascular aneurysm repair system
Application Number
10/271334
Publication Number
6960217 (B2)
Application Date
October 15, 2002
Publication Date
November 1, 2005
Inventor
Lee Bolduc
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
Assignee
Aptus Endosystems
CA, US
IPC
A61B 019/00
A61F 002/06
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