Patent Number: 7,824,397

Title: Occlusion apparatus

Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for occluding a left atrial appendage are provided. One embodiment includes an elongate body having a tissue apposition member extendably positioned within a lumen of the elongate body to appose tissue of the LAA. An energy emitting device coupled to the elongate body can be used for emitting high intensity focused ultrasound to the tissues to fuse the tissues.

Inventors: McAuley; Steven A. (Chanhassen, MN)

Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 18/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00