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Delivery catheters and systems are adapted for delivering multiple discreet prostheses in body lumens. An exemplary delivery catheter comprises a sheath, a pusher for moving the prostheses relative to the sheath, and a valve member for selectively retaining the prostheses in the sheath. For balloon expandable stents, an elongated shaft and an expandable member are slidably disposed in the sheath, and the prostheses are positionable on the expandable member for deployment in the body lumen. The valve member allows a selected number of prostheses to be deployed from the sheath while retaining other prostheses within the sheath.

Title
Apparatus and methods for delivery of multiple distributed stents
Application Number
10/412714
Publication Number
7137993 (B2)
Application Date
April 10, 2003
Publication Date
November 21, 2006
Inventor
David W Snow
Menlo Park
CA, US
Steve Landreville
Mountain View
CA, US
Bernard Andreas
Redwood City
CA, US
Pablo Acosta
Newark
CA, US
Agent
Jeffry Grainger Esq
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Xtent
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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