05456667 is referenced by 521 patents and cites 96 patents.

An intravascular catheter with an expandable region formed of a tubular material that continues the distal end of the catheter body in a one-piece configuration and is radially expanded and contracted by means of a control wire. The interior of the expandable region is in fluid communication with a lumen in the catheter body to allow the delivery of a fluid to the artery via openings in the surface of the expandable region. The catheter is particularly adapted to hold open an artery after a vascular procedure therein such as a balloon or other type of angioplasty, and if desired to introduce a therapeutic drug or other fluid to the site of the vascular procedure.

Title
Temporary stenting catheter with one-piece expandable segment
Application Number
8/64966
Publication Number
5456667
Application Date
May 20, 1993
Publication Date
October 10, 1995
Inventor
Farhad Khosravi
Belmont
CA, US
Michi E Garrison
Belmont
CA, US
Kevin Ham
Santa Clara
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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