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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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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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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 ...


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Kurt Amplatz, Michael Afremov: Repositionable and recapturable vascular stent/graft. AGA Medical Corporation, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, October 22, 2002: US06468301 (180 worldwide citation)

A collapsible medical device and associated method for grafting a lumen of selected organs and vessels, wherein the medical device is shaped from a shape memory fabric. The device is preferably made from a continuous tubular fabric and each end terminates with an open end for passage there through. ...


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Kurt Amplatz, Michael Afremov: Repositionable and recapturable vascular stent/graft. AGA Medical Corporation, Thomas J Nikolai, Nikolai & Mersereau P A, August 23, 2005: US06932837 (172 worldwide citation)

A collapsible medical device and associated method for grafting a lumen of selected organs and vessels, wherein the medical device is shaped from a shape memory fabric. The device is preferably made from a continuous tubular fabric and each end terminates with an open end for passage there through. ...