1123688-A2 is referenced by 49 patents and cites 2 patents.

A removable vascular filter system for blocking micro- and macro-emboli while allowing the continued perfusion of blood comprises a filter membrane positioned on a guidewire, wherein a free end of the membrane sits tightly against the guidewire when the filter membrane is in a collapsed state and wherein the filter has a means for deploying the filter membrane to assume a position substantially normal to the longitudinal axis of the guidewire. The filter membrane is comprised of a fine mesh material which has a pore size capable of blocking emboli while allowing continued blood flow, a preferred embodiment of which comprises regularly spaced, laser-formed holes, and in which the membrane has a scalloped proximal profile.

Title
Vascular filter system
Application Number
EP20010301105 20010208
Publication Number
1123688 (A2)
Application Date
February 8, 2001
Publication Date
August 16, 2001
Inventor
Inderbitzen Mark
US
Letendre Robert
US
Pomeranz Mark L
US
Diaz Pedro L
US
Assignee
Cordis
US
IPC
A61F 02/01
A61F 02/01
A61F 02/01
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