05322064 is referenced by 299 patents and cites 5 patents.

Catheter having a high torque capability adapted to be inserted into and through a lumen of a blood vessel comprising a flexible elongate tubular shaft having proximal and distal extremities. The shaft is comprised of a torque tube extending substantially the entire length of the shaft. The torque tube has a cylindrical wall with at least one flexible portion therein with the flexible portion being characterized in that at least one slot is provided in the cylindrical wall subtending an angle of less than 360.degree.. A flexible sleeve encloses the torque tube and serves to cover the flexible portion while permitting the torque tube to bend in the vicinity of the slot a predetermined amount which is less than that which would create a permanent strain in the torque tube.

Title
Torquable catheter and method
Application Number
657106
Publication Number
5322064
Application Date
September 24, 1993
Publication Date
June 21, 1994
Inventor
Ingemar H Lundquist
17 Mile Drive at the Dunes, Pebble Beach, 93953-1186
CA, US
Agent
Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert
IPC
A61B 5/04
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