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A balloon catheter, having a non-linear compliance curve, made up of a single layered balloon, that was molded from a polymeric material to have a specific nominal diameter and then shrunk to a diameter that is less than the specific nominal diameter. When the shrunk balloon is expanded it has the characteristics of a compliant balloon until its diameter has been expanded to its original specific nominal diameter after which it follows the non compliant compliance curve that it would have had it not been shrunk.

Title
Shrinking balloon catheter having nonlinear compliance curve
Application Number
953677
Publication Number
5403340
Application Date
May 18, 1994
Publication Date
April 4, 1995
Inventor
The Thomas T Tran
Coon Rapids
MN, US
Lixiao Wang
St. Paul
MN, US
Agent
Vidas Arret & Steinkraus
Assignee
Scimed Lifesystems
MN, US
IPC
A61M 31/00
A61M 29/00
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