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The mesh balloon catheter device includes a catheter having a distal end and a proximal end, a tube of woven interlaced filaments forming a tubular mesh and having a proximal end connected to the distal end of the catheter and a distal end, a flush tube or fiber optic tube extending through the catheter and the tubular mesh and fixed to the distal end of the tubular mesh, and a mechanism for moving the distal end of the tubular mesh toward the proximal end of the tubular mesh to cause the tubular mesh to balloon laterally outwardly to the shape of a mesh balloon.

The moving mechanism can be realized by the flush tube or fiber optic tube connected to the distal end of the tubular mesh or by a control wire connected to the distal end of the tubular mesh and extending through the catheter.

Title
Mesh balloon catheter device
Application Number
7/223870
Publication Number
4921484
Application Date
July 25, 1988
Publication Date
May 1, 1990
Inventor
Richard A Hillstead
Hollywood
FL, US
Agent
Thomas R Vigil
Henry W Collins
Assignee
Cordis Corporation
FL, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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