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An improved balloon catheter for angioplasty and the like for measuring the inflation of a balloon after insertion into the body. A pair of electrodes are mounted in spaced relation within the balloon interior wall such that as the internal area within the balloon is varied by inflation of the balloon with an electrically conductive fluid, the electrodes monitor the changing electrical resistance between the electrodes. The electrodes are connected through the catheter to an external electrical measurement circuit for measuring the change in resistance and thus determining the amount of balloon inflation.

Title
Balloon inflation measurement apparatus
Application Number
8/142498
Publication Number
5397308
Application Date
October 22, 1993
Publication Date
March 14, 1995
Inventor
Ling Shang
Maple Grove
MN, US
Roger N Hastings
Burnsville
MN, US
Louis Ellis
St. Anthony
MN, US
Agent
Nawrocki Rooney & Sivertson
Assignee
SciMed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
A61M 25/00
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