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The dilatation balloon assmebly comprises a catheter having a proximal end, a distal end and a distal end portion, the distal end portion having openings in the side wall thereof, and a dilatation balloon connected to and extending from the distal end of the catheter around and about the distal end portion of the catheter to a proximal end of the balloon which is also connected to the catheter. The balloon has at least three axially extending longitudinal creases therein whereby, when the balloon is in a deflated state, the maximum lateral extent in cross-section of the balloon is less than the diameter or lateral extent of a fully inflated balloon or a partially inflated balloon.

Title
Stent-implanting balloon assembly
Application Number
7/362253
Publication Number
5037392
Application Date
June 6, 1989
Publication Date
August 6, 1991
Inventor
Richard A Hillstead
Miramar
FL, US
Agent
Thomas R Vigil
Henry W Collins
Assignee
Cordis Corporation
FL, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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