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A balloon angioplasty catheter system comprising a flexible guide wire, balloon catheter and slide handle. The balloon catheter has a shaft with a guide wire lumen that includes a guide wire removal slit which extends along a portion of the shaft. The slide handle is configured to open the slit as the handle slides along the catheter. The handle includes a separate passage for the catheter and guide wire and is provided with a fitting for connecting the handle to the "Y" adaptor of a guide catheter. The system provides a arrangement with the advantages of both an over-the-wire and monorail catheter.

Title
Balloon catheter system with slit opening handle
Application Number
65593
Publication Number
5334187
Application Date
July 28, 1993
Publication Date
August 2, 1994
Inventor
Tim A Fischell
Nashville
TN, US
David R Fischell
Fair Haven
NJ, US
Robert E Fischell
Dayton
MD, US
Assignee
Cathco
MD, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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