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Blood vessels and other body lumens are expanded using an evertible braided prosthesis. The braided prosthesis is delivered to the blood vessel in a radially collapsed configuration. A leading edge of the braided prosthesis is then everted so that it expands as it is advanced through the blood vessel. Optionally, the prosthesis can be provided with a biologically active substance in order to inhibit hyperplasia or have other desired biological effects.

Title
Apparatus and methods for delivery of braided prostheses
Application Number
10/306620
Publication Number
7147656 (B2)
Application Date
November 27, 2002
Publication Date
December 12, 2006
Inventor
Hanson S Gifford III
Woodside
CA, US
Mark E Deem
Mountain View
CA, US
Ron French
Santa Clara
CA, US
Bernard Andreas
Redwood City
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Xtent
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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