Patent Number: 6,168,610

Title: Method for endoluminally excluding an aortic aneurysm

Abstract: Disclosed is a method for excluding a pathological defect such as an aortic aneurysm. By the disclosed method, a grafstent complex is advanced through each branch of the patient's femoral and iliac system. The graftstent complex includes a segment of graft material attached at each end to a respective stent. The cephalic stents of each graftstent complex are positioned relative to one other in a common region of normal aortic tissue on one side of the aneurysm and then deployed. The caudal stents are deployed in the iliac arteries. Additional steps can be taken to ensure that the internal iliac artery is not blocked when the caudal stents are deployed.

Inventors: Marin; Michael L. (New York, NY), Marin; Ralph (New York, NY)

Assignee: Endovascular Systems, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/06 (20060101); A61M 29/00 (20060101); A61B 017/00 (); A61M 029/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018