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A thin-walled guiding catheter of the type having a distal end adapted to be formed into curved configurations and passed through branching blood vessels and the like is prepared with a three-layered tubular body portion having a lubricious inner sheath defining a lubricious guiding lumen, a rigid intermediate sheath, and a flexible outer sheath, which may be radiopaque. The distal tip portion thereof has a similar construction, but from which the rigid intermediate sheath is omitted. The guiding catheter exhibits excellent torque response and control while being especially thin-walled, thereby permitting minimization of the outer diameter size while permitting passage of an intravascular catheter and the like through its lumen.

Title
Preparing guiding catheter
Application Number
502526
Publication Number
4636346
Application Date
February 6, 1985
Publication Date
January 13, 1987
Inventor
Kevin Smith
Miami
FL, US
Gyan S Pande
Miramar
FL, US
Jeffrey G Gold
Miami
FL, US
Agent
Lockwood Alex Fitzgibbon & Cummings
Assignee
Cordis Corporation
FL, US
IPC
B29C 63/22
B29C 47/06
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