Vessel Support Device and Methods for Supporting a Vessel
The present invention is directed to a vessel support member having opposing ends adapted to move in a circumferential plane, the support member configured for deployment in a substantially radial direction to support a substantial portion of the circumference of a vessel, the support member adapted to change between a first configuration and at least a second configuration, such that when in the first configuration, the support member is substantially linear or substantially planar, and as the support member is deployed and changes to at least the second configuration, one opposing end moves in a radial direction relative to the other opposing end, such that when in the second configuration the support member is substantially non-linear or substantially prismatic with a curved portion or region. Also provided is a method of supporting, and a kit for providing support to, a human or animal vessel, and a deployment means for deploying a support member.
MORGAN MICHAEL K [AU]; DAVIDSON ANDREW S [AU]; SKALSKY MIKE [AU]
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