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The invention is directed a delivery system for implantation a self-expanding medical device in a body which includes a control handle and a catheter portion. The catheter portion includes an outer restraining member which covers the collapsed, medical device, an inner catheter member having a distal end including a region upon which the medical device is mounted, and an outer sheath which is removably attached to the control handle. The outer sheath creates a conduit for the catheter portion to prevent the inner catheter member from moving axially when the outer restraining member is retracted. The control handle has a rotatable thumbwheel to actuate a retraction mechanism attached to the proximal end of the outer restraining member which moves the restraining member in a proximal direction to deploy the medical device.

Title
Delivery system for medical devices
Application Number
11/635341
Publication Number
7674282 (B2)
Application Date
December 7, 2006
Publication Date
March 9, 2010
Inventor
Michael Green
Pleasanton
CA, US
August Yambao
Temecula
CA, US
Keif Fitzgerald
San Jose
CA, US
Patrick P Wu
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton
Assignee
Abbott Vascular Solutions
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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