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Apparatus for introduction into the vessel of a patient comprising a guiding catheter adapted to be inserted into the vessel of the patient and a device adapted to be inserted into the guiding catheter. The device includes a flexible elongate member and a sleeve carried by the flexible elongate member near the distal extremity thereof and extending from a region near the distal extremity to a region spaced from the distal extremity of the flexible elongate element. The device also includes a guide wire adapted to extend through the sleeve so that the guide wire extends rearwardly of the sleeve extending alongside of and exteriorally of the flexible elongate element into a region near the proximal extremity of the flexible elongate element.

Title
Angioplasty apparatus facilitating rapid exchanges
Application Number
852197
Publication Number
5061273
Application Date
July 5, 1990
Publication Date
October 29, 1991
Inventor
Paul G Yock
1216 San Mateo Dr., Menlo Park, 94025
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
IPC
A61M 25/00
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