Thoracic graft and delivery catheter

  • US 5,693,083 A
  • Filed: 12/15/1994
  • Issued: 12/02/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/09/1983
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for repairing a lumen, said system comprising:

  • a graft having a tubular body, a superior end and an inferior end;

    a superior attachment system secured to said superior end of said graft and an inferior attachment system secured to said inferior end of said graft, said superior and inferior attachment systems having a first configuration and a second configuration, said first configuration compressed from said second configuration; and

    a delivery catheter adapted to be placed within the lumen and for placing said graft within the lumen, said delivery catheter having a releasing system, said releasing system including a superior tie to retain said superior attachment system in said first configuration and an inferior tie to retain said inferior attachment system in said first configuration, said superior and inferior ties configured to remain permanent with said graft upon placement of said graft within the lumen and removal of said delivery catheter from the lumen.

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