05507725 is referenced by 278 patents and cites 19 patents.

The invention relates to a steering system for a catheter tip. The system includes wire members that extend through a catheter wall that are used to pull a distal portion of the catheter tip causing controlled, predetermined bending at the tip. Anchoring members located near the catheter tip connect the distal end of the catheter with wire members. The steering system also contains control members which are located at a proximal portion of the catheter and are used to control the pull on the wire members. Steering enhancement members are also included in the steering system which facilitate the bending of the catheter wall.

Title
Steerable catheter
Application Number
996090
Publication Number
5507725
Application Date
December 22, 1993
Publication Date
April 16, 1996
Inventor
Gregory G Brucker
Minneapolis
MN, US
Steven D Savage
Brooklyn Center
MN, US
Agent
Patterson & Keough
Assignee
Angeion Corporation
MN, US
IPC
A61M 37/00
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