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Systems and associated methods form larger and deeper lesion patterns by shaping a support body with multiple electrodes in ways that increase the density of the electrodes per given tissue area. The support body can carry either elongated, continuous electrodes or arrays of non-contiguous, segmented electrodes.

Title
Systems and methods for forming large lesions in body tissue using curvilinear electrode elements
Application Number
138452
Publication Number
5582609
Application Date
August 8, 1994
Publication Date
December 10, 1996
Inventor
James G Whayne
Saratoga
CA, US
Dorin Panescu
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Sidney D Fleischman
Menlo Park
CA, US
Thomas Bourne
Mountain View
CA, US
David K Swanson
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Ryan Maki Mann & Hohenfeldt
Assignee
EP Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/04
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