MARKERS FOR TISSUE TRACT DEPTH INDICATION AND METHODS

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APP PUB NO 20160262742A1
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15164725

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A vascular closure assembly configured to seal a puncture in a vessel that is accessible through a tissue tract. The vascular closure assembly includes a vascular closure device comprising a handle assembly, an insertion shaft, an anchor assembly, and at least one suture member. The insertion shaft extends distally from the handle assembly and carries a plurality of needles. The needles are operable to position at least one suture across the vessel puncture. The anchor assembly is positioned distal of the insertion shaft. The at least one suture member is positioned distal of the insertion shaft. The insertion shaft extends into the tissue tract to position the anchor assembly through the puncture and into the vessel and includes a first depth indicator on an outer surface thereof that indicates a depth of the tissue tract.

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  • ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO RICO LLC

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Tegels, Zachary J Minneapolis, US 81 1021

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