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1. (WO2017151944) SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR DEPLOYING SURGICAL SUTURE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/151944    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/020484
Publication Date: Sat Sep 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 17/04
A61B 17/06
Applicants: EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Inventors: MIRAKI, Manouchehr, A.
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR DEPLOYING SURGICAL SUTURE
Abstract:
A device for suturing an incision in an artery has a handle, a supply of suture stored on spindle housed in the handle, a tube extending from the handle having a lumen through which suture extends, and a curved needle at a distal end of the handle, the curved needle having an opening through which a free end of the suture extends. A method for suturing an incision in an artery includes creating sequential openings in first and second flaps of the incision, with loops of suture extending through openings in one flap, with a free end of suture extending through the second flap being pulled through the loops and secured to another free end of suture extending through the first flap, to close the incision.