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Apparatus and methods are provided for use in sealing a vascular puncture site. The invention comprises an introducer sheath with an integrated closure component. The closure component includes a fastener and an advanceable, deformable clip having a delivery configuration in which opposing sides do not contact one another, and a deployed configuration, in which the fastener causes opposing sides of the deformable clip to close towards one another. The clip is advanced along the sheath until it pierces opposing sides of a vessel wall at a puncture site. The clip is then deformed with the fastener to draw opposing sides of the puncture together, and the sheath is withdrawn to seal the wound. The clip and fastener preferably are bioabsorbable.

Title
Vascular sheath with bioabsorbable puncture site closure apparatus and methods of use
Application Number
11/406203
Publication Number
7819895 (B2)
Application Date
April 18, 2006
Publication Date
October 26, 2010
Inventor
William N Aldrich
Napa
CA, US
Richard S Ginn
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Workman Nydegger
Assignee
Integrated Vascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61D 1/00
A61B 17/08
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