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A method for closing an opening in tissue, such as an opening in heart tissue, may include moving a housing to a location in proximity to the opening, registering the housing to the opening, and deploying a staple from the housing into tissue in proximity to the opening. The opening in heart tissue may be a patent foramen ovale, atrial septal defect, or other opening. The housing may be moved to the opening through the vasculature, utilizing a guidewire, steering catheter, or other mechanism.

Title
Tissue closure system
Application Number
11/158414
Publication Number
7320692 (B1)
Application Date
June 22, 2005
Publication Date
January 22, 2008
Inventor
Bryan D Knodel
Flagstaff
AZ, US
Brian R DuBois
Redwood City
CA, US
Bernard A Hausen
Menlo Park
CA, US
Matthew B Newell
Portola Valley
CA, US
Zachary Warder Gabaldon
Palo Alto
CA, US
Theodore M Bender
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Brian A Schar
Assignee
Cardica
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/10
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