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Method and apparatus for ablation of cardiac tissue includes a catheter (2, 60) having an elongated flexible body (6, 64), a tissue characterization assembly including a transducer (34) at the distal end (16) of the body and a tissue ablation assembly having a tissue ablation tip (32) at the distal end of the body. The tissue ablation tip is positioned adjacent the tissue to be ablated using the visualization assembly and then activated.

Title
Cardiac imaging and ablation catheter
Application Number
8/99995
Publication Number
5385148
Application Date
July 30, 1993
Publication Date
January 31, 1995
Inventor
Jerome Jackson
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Patrick M Owens
Cupertino
CA, US
Michael D Lesh
Mill Valley
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew
Assignee
The Regents of the University of California
CA, US
IPC
A61B 8/00
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