Patent Number: 6,569,181

Title: Stent retrieval system

Abstract: The invention is directed to a stent retrieval method and system which generally includes an elongated retrieval catheter having an inner member and an outer member and a collapsible tube. A manipulating device is provided on the proximal end of the system to effect relative axial movement between the inner and outer members to collapse the tube around the sent and retrieve the stent from a vessel such as a coronary artery.

Inventors: Burns; Denise H. (Sunnyvale, CA)

Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.

International Classification: A61F 2/06 (20060101); A61B 17/22 (20060101); A61F 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 05/27/2020