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A dilatation catheter includes an inflation balloon having a variable diameter inflation profile. The balloon has a first inflation profile, in which it exhibits a substantially cylindrical central working profile. The first inflation profile of the balloon is achieved by inflating the balloon to a first inflation pressure. The balloon has a second inflation profile which is achieved by increasing the inflation pressure to a second, higher pressure. In the second inflation profile, a proximal segment and a distal segment of the balloon have a first inflated diameter and a central focal segment, separating the proximal and distal segments, has a second inflated diameter, such that the second inflated diameter is greater than the first inflated diameter.

Title
Variable diameter balloon dilatation catheter
Application Number
8/201935
Publication Number
5470313
Application Date
February 24, 1994
Publication Date
November 28, 1995
Inventor
Girma Kebede
Lake Forest
CA, US
John McB Hodgson
Cleveland
OH, US
Michael Crocker
Mission Viejo
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Cardiovascular Dynamics
CA, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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