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A catheter for radio frequency ablation with a cooled electrode for use in tissue having a surface comprising an elongate member having proximal and distal extremities. A metal conducting electrode secured to the distal extremity of the elongate member and having a chamber therein. A conductor extends through the elongate member from the proximal to the distal extremity for supplying radio frequency energy to the electrode. The elongate member has a lumen in the distal extremity which is in communication with the chamber. A coolant is disposed in the chamber and in contact with the electrode for dissipating heat created in the electrode by the application of radio frequency energy thereto.

Title
Method for RF ablation using cooled electrode
Application Number
983732
Publication Number
5423811
Application Date
March 16, 1994
Publication Date
June 13, 1995
Inventor
Mark L Pomeranz
Los Gatos
CA, US
Mir A Imran
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert
Assignee
Cardiac Pathways Corporation
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/05
A61B 17/39
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