The present invention provides a catheter balloon, and balloon catheter incorporating the catheter balloon, useful in medical dilation procedures. The catheter balloon includes at least one microscalpel operatively disposed on an outer surface thereof. The microscalpel may advantageously be operatively disposed relative to a power source so as to be controllably activatable. Also provided are methods of making the inventive balloon and/or catheter as well as methods of using the inventive catheter in a dilation/incising treatment.

Title
Catheter balloon with ultrasonic microscalpel blades
Application Number
10/167214
Publication Number
20030229370
Application Date
June 11, 2002
Publication Date
December 11, 2003
Inventor
Paul James Miller
Vadnais Heights
MN, US
Agent
Kagan Binder Pllc
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/22
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