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An atherectomy device having a housing at the distal end of a catheter adapted for insertion into the vascular system. The housing has a cutout in one side, and a cutter that is mounted in the housing for both axial and rotary movement with respect to the cutout. At least a portion of the housing is formed of a material which permits bending of the housing as it follows the contours of the vessel. The housing is also adapted to retain the severed atheroma materials.

Title
Atherectomy device having a flexible housing
Application Number
615298
Publication Number
4781186
Application Date
July 31, 1987
Publication Date
November 1, 1988
Inventor
Tommy G Davis
Mountain View
CA, US
Hanson S Gifford III
Palo Alto
CA, US
Hira Thapliyal
Mountain View
CA, US
John B Simpson
Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert
Assignee
Devices for Vascular Intervention
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/32
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