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Balloon dilatation catheter adapted to be utilized in connection with a guiding catheter and a guide wire. The catheter comprises a flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities and having a lumen extending therethrough. An inflatable balloon is mounted on the distal extremity of the tubular member. The interior of the inflatable balloon is in communication with the lumen. A sleeve extends through the balloon and extends rearwardly from the balloon and alongside the lumen. The sleeve has a guidewire lumen extending therethrough. The guidewire lumen is adapted to receive a guide wire extending therethrough and extending rearwardly of the flexible elongate element into a region adjacent the proximal extremity of the proximal elongate element. The sleeve has a slit extending longitudinally of the same from the proximal extremity of the sleeve to a region adjacent the balloon permitting the guide wire to be removed therethrough.

Title
Reinforced balloon dilatation catheter with slitted exchange sleeve and method
Application Number
7/653
Publication Number
4748982
Application Date
January 6, 1987
Publication Date
June 7, 1988
Inventor
Paul G Yock
San Francisco
CA, US
Michael J Horzewski
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/02
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