Patent Number: 6,254,635

Title: Calcification-resistant medical articles

Abstract: Medical articles can include biocompatible material with a deposit of anticalcific elemental metal. The biocompatible material can be tissue, fabric or the like. The biocompatible material can be configured on the medical article such that when the medical article is positioned for its intended use, the biocompatible material is substantially removed from blood flow or is in a low blood flow area effectively removed from vascular blood flow. Gas phase or solution phase methods can be used to deposit the anticalcific elemental metal.

Inventors: Schroeder; Richard F. (Oakdale, MN), Ogle; Matthew F. (St. Paul, MN)

Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Inc.

International Classification: A61L 27/00 (20060101); A61L 27/04 (20060101); A61L 27/50 (20060101); A61F 002/24 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018