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An electrophysiology energy treatment device for treating tissues within a patient's body with electrical energy comprises an elongate catheter tube having a distal end insertable into the patient's body. An electrode is within the catheter tube adjacent the distal end and locatable within the patient's body, and an electrolyte fluid flows within the catheter tube for electrically connecting the electrode to the tissues to be treated within the patient's body. A method of treating tissues within a patient's body with electrical energy is also provided. The method comprises the steps of: providing an energy treatment device having an electrode and a distal tip, the electrode being located within the patient's body offset proximally of the distal tip; placing the distal tip within the patient's body adjacent the tissues to be treated with electrical energy; energizing the electrode with electrical energy; and electrically connecting the electrode to the tissues to be treated with an electrolyte fluid flowing from the electrode to the tissues for treating the tissues with electrical energy.

Title
Electrophysiology energy treatment devices and methods of use
Application Number
976406
Publication Number
5584872
Application Date
March 11, 1994
Publication Date
December 17, 1996
Inventor
Jenifer Kennedy
Minneapolis
MN, US
Daniel M LaFontaine
Plymouth
MN, US
Agent
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Assignee
Scimed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/44
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