Patent Number: 6,569,173

Title: Compression plate anastomosis apparatus

Abstract: Compression plates and vascular anvils for anastomosis of structuresincluding end-to-end and end-to-side anastomosis. Vascular anvilscooperate in the opening of the anastomosis fenestra, engagement by acompression plate and subsequent eversion of the anastomosis fenestracontour, and also in establishing the contact engagement of theanastomosed structures. Compression plates hold anastomosed structureswhile permitting their dilation and keeping the anastomosis leak-proof.One of the compression plates assists in the eversion of the anastomosisfenestra contour. These compression plates and vascular anvils can be usedwith or without catheterization in minimally invasive interventions.

Inventors: Blatter; Duane D. (Salt Lake City, UT), Goodrich; Kenneth C. (Salt Lake City, UT), Barrus; Mike C. (Bountiful, UT), Burnett; Bruce M. (Salt Lake City, UT)


International Classification: A61B 17/115 (20060101); A61B 17/03 (20060101); A61B 17/064 (20060101); A61B 17/11 (20060101); A61B 17/32 (20060101); A61B 17/34 (20060101); A61B 017/04 ()

Expiration Date: 05/22015