05171222 is referenced by 141 patents and cites 15 patents.

A dilatation balloon catheter which is capable of being removed from a patient while leaving a guide wire in place has a longitudinal slit extending from its proximal end to a position near its inflatable balloon. The catheter has an inflation lumen for applying fluid to inflate the balloon, and an insertion lumen through which the guide wire passes. The slit communicates with the insertion lumen so that the catheter can be peeled off of the guide wire as the catheter is withdrawn from the patient and the guide wire remains in place in the patient.

Title
Interlocking peel-away dilation catheter
Application Number
166976
Publication Number
5171222
Application Date
July 18, 1990
Publication Date
December 15, 1992
Inventor
Daniel O Adams
Blaine
MN, US
Charles L Euteneuer
St. Michael
MN, US
Agent
Kinney & Lange
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61M 5/178
A61M 29/00
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