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Laser catheters according to the invention include multiple optical fibers for delivery of laser energy to a pre-determined treatment site in the therapeutic treatment of cardiac tissue. A fixation device fixes the distal end of the catheter to the treatment site. Temperature sensing devices disposed on the fixation device provide a temperature depth profile of the tissue treatment site, which can be used to control the treatment. Multi-piece, single-piece and porous tip catheters are disclosed.

Title
Multi-fiber laser catheter
Application Number
831524
Publication Number
5830209
Application Date
September 18, 1995
Publication Date
November 3, 1998
Inventor
Gregory G Brucker
Minneapolis
MN, US
Steven D Savage
Brooklyn Center
MN, US
Agent
Patterson & Keough P A
Assignee
Angeion Corporation
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/36
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