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Apparatus and methods implant a fastener in a targeted body region, e.g., a hollow body cavity or an intraluminal space. The apparatus and methods deploy in the targeted body region a fastener attachment assembly that carries an actuated member. The actuated member is selectively operable to generate an implantation force to implant a fastener into tissue within the targeted body region. The fastener can be implanted, e.g., to secure a prosthesis, e.g., an endovascular graft. The systems and apparatus apply a resolution force at or near the actuated member, thereby making possible a stable and dependable catheter-based fastening platform.

Title
Catheter-based fastener implantation apparatus and methods with implantation force resolution
Application Number
10/669881
Publication Number
7491232 (B2)
Application Date
September 24, 2003
Publication Date
February 17, 2009
Inventor
Juan C Parodi
St. Louis
MO, US
Lee Bolduc
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Ryan Kromholz & Manion S C
Assignee
Aptus Endosystems
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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