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A delivery system for delivering an endoluminal implant to a distal deployment location inside a body lumen from a proximal access location outside the lumen. The system comprises the implant, a catheter, and a slidable sheath having an advanced position in which the sheath covers the implant and a retracted position in which the implant is exposed. The catheter comprises a stabilizer having a distal end adjacent the implant proximal end and/or a catheter tip attached to a central core slideably disposed relative to the implant and having a proximal end adjacent the implant distal end. The catheter tip proximal end and/or the stabilizer distal end comprises a docking section adapted to releasably engage a portion of the implant. Each docking section has an engagement geometry comprising a flared engagement surface that extends inside a short axial length of the implant or a pocket having a bottleneck geometry.

Title
Delivery system for endoluminal implant
Application Number
11/49387
Publication Number
7632298 (B2)
Application Date
February 2, 2005
Publication Date
December 15, 2009
Inventor
Michael McMahon
Glin
IE
Fionnan Friel
Barna
IE
Lukas J Hijlkema
Moycullen
IE
Agent
Brooks Cameron & Huebsch PLLC
Assignee
Boston Scientific Scimed
MN, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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