05041089 is referenced by 312 patents and cites 19 patents.

An improved vascular dilation catheter comprises an involuted tubular structure including outer and inner tubular walls which extend the entire length of the catheter. The outer tubular wall is enlarged at a distal end of the catheter to form a dilation balloon, and extends back the remaining length of the flexible tube at a reduced diameter to define an annular lumen which is used to inflate the balloon. Alternatively, the outer tubular wall may conform to the exterior of the inner tubular wall and separate axial lumens may be provided for inflation. By providing means for heating inflation medium within the balloon, the catheter may be utilized for performing thermal ablation therapy.

Title
Vascular dilation catheter construction
Application Number
131775
Publication Number
5041089
Application Date
September 8, 1988
Publication Date
August 20, 1991
Inventor
Richard Jaraczewski
Livermore
CA, US
Gerri Chatelain
Pleasanton
CA, US
Richard L Mueller
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend
Assignee
Devices for Vascular Intervention
CA, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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