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A sheath for advancement into a vessel of a patient having a stenosis therein which at least partially occludes the flow of blood in the vessel. A flexible elongate tubular member has proximal and distal extremities with a lumen extending from the proximal extremity to the distal extremity. A portion of the distal extremity of the flexible elongate tubular member is radially expandable. The expandable portion carries stiffening elements that impart pushability and column strength to the expandable portion.

Title
Sheath with expandable distal extremity and balloon catheters and stents for use therewith and method
Application Number
504929
Publication Number
5766203
Application Date
October 10, 1996
Publication Date
June 16, 1998
Inventor
Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi
Newark
CA, US
Anant V Hegde
Newark
CA, US
Deepak R Gandhi
San Jose
CA, US
Mir A Imran
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert
Assignee
Intelliwire
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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