05639274 is referenced by 268 patents and cites 10 patents.

This invention is directed to an integrated catheter system (60) including a stent catheter (65) and a balloon angioplasty catheter (20). The balloon angioplasty catheter (20) has an inflatable balloon (23) mounted near the catheter's distal end which is initially used for dilation of a vessel at a low balloon pressure to partially inflate the balloon (23). The stent catheter (65) contains a stent (15) within a stent containment cavity (69) and the stent (15) is displaced over the balloon (23). The stent (15) is held in place over the partially inflated balloon (23) and an outer tube (62) of the stent catheter (65) is pulled back. The stent (15) is deployed and the balloon (23) is reinflated to a higher pressure to embed the stent (15) into the wall of the vessel.

Title
Integrated catheter system for balloon angioplasty and stent delivery
Application Number
8/458471
Publication Number
5639274
Application Date
June 2, 1995
Publication Date
June 17, 1997
Inventor
David R Fischell
71 Riverlawn Dr., Fair Haven, 07704
NJ, US
Tim A Fischell
1018 Chancery La., Nashville, 37215
TN, US
Robert E Fischell
14600 Viburnum Dr., Dayton, 21036
MD, US
Agent
David I Klein
Morton J Rosenberg
IPC
A61M 29/00
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