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Kurt Amplatz, Michael R Afremov: Percutaneous catheter directed constricting occlusion device. AGA Medical Corporation, Nikolai Mersereau & Dietz P A, August 31, 1999: US05944738 (751 worldwide citation)

A collapsible medical device and associated method for occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from a shape memory metal fabric. The device may be used, for example, to non-surgically treat a patient having a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and re ...


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Frank Kotula, Kurt Amplatz, Curtis Amplatz: Percutaneous catheter directed intravascular occlusion devices. AGA Medical Corporation, Haugen & Nikolai P A, March 10, 1998: US05725552 (692 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of forming a medical device and medical devices which can be formed in accordance with the method. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of a) providing a metal fabric formed of a plurality of strands formed of a metal which can be heat treated to s ...


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Frank Kotula, Kurt Amplatz: Percutaneous catheter directed occlusion devices. AGA Medical, Haugen and Nikolai P A, December 8, 1998: US05846261 (337 worldwide citation)

A collapsible medical device and associated methods for occluding an abnormal opening in, for example, a body organ, wherein the medical device is shaped from a heat treatable metal fabric. The metal fabric is formed from a plurality of metal strands and is heat treated within a mold in order to sub ...


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Kurt Amplatz, Michael Afremov: Retrievable self expanding shunt. AGA Medical Corporation, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, October 22, 2002: US06468303 (294 worldwide citation)

A collapsible medical device and associated method for shunting selected organs and vessels, wherein the medical device is shaped from a shape memory metal fabric. The device may be used, for example, to non-surgically create a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. The device is preferably ...


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Curtis Amplatz: Method of forming medical devices; intravascular occlusion devices. AGA Medical Corporation, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, September 10, 2002: US06447531 (257 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of forming a medical device and medical devices which can be formed in accordance with the method. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of a) providing a metal fabric formed of a plurality of strands formed of a metal which can be heat treated to s ...


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Kurt Amplatz, Michael Afremov: Alignment member for delivering a non-symmetric device with a predefined orientation. AGA Medical, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, January 1, 2002: US06334864 (243 worldwide citation)

A device and method for delivering an object within a patient, wherein the object is delivered in a preferred orientation relative to the delivery site of the patient. The delivery device has an alignment member that allows the object to be delivered intravascularly to the delivery site of the patie ...


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Gurtis Amplatz: Intravascular occlusion devices. AGA Medical Corporation, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, January 27, 2004: US06682546 (227 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of forming a medical device and medical devices which can be formed in accordance with the method. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of a) providing a metal fabric formed of a plurality of strands formed of a metal which can be heat treated to s ...


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Curtis Amplatz: Intravascular occlusion devices. AGA Medical Corporation, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, July 29, 2003: US06599308 (185 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of forming a medical device and medical devices which can be formed in accordance with the method. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of a) providing a metal fabric formed of a plurality of strands formed of a metal which can be heat treated to s ...


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Curtis Amplatz: Method of forming medical devices: intra-vascular occlusion devices. AGA Medical Corporation, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, April 9, 2002: US06368339 (182 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method of forming a medical device and medical devices which can be formed in accordance with the method. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of a) providing a metal fabric formed of a plurality of strands formed of a metal which can be heat treated to s ...