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A heatable dilation catheter includes an elongated flexible catheter which has an inflatable balloon attached to its distal end. The balloon has a heating element attached to it. A lumen provides a passageway which allows fluid to be introduced to inflate the balloon so that the heating element is in close proximity to tissue to be treated. The heating element is activated for an appropriate period of time to heat the tissue.

Title
Heatable dilation catheter
Application Number
6/863089
Publication Number
4709698
Application Date
May 14, 1986
Publication Date
December 1, 1987
Inventor
Tanya A Atagi
Menlo Park
CA, US
George D Hermann
Palo Alto
CA, US
James H Johnston
Jackson
MS, US
Agent
Limbach Limbach & Sutton
Assignee
Thomas J Fogarty
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/36
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