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An intravascular catheter system for crossing a severe or total arterial occlusion includes a steerable intravascular catheter providing a working element and an optical guidance system. The optical guidance system is realized by an optical member with may include an imaging shaft that is rotated and measured by a motor/encoder assembly or which may include an optical switching device connected to a plurality of optical fibers. The working element may include a plurality of opening members that are actuated by an external plunger.

Title
Intravascular catheter system for treating a vascular occlusion
Application Number
8/808527
Publication Number
6010449
Application Date
February 28, 1997
Publication Date
January 4, 2000
Inventor
Charles Milo
Union City
CA, US
Gerald Hansen
Newark
CA, US
Matthew R Selmon
Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Assignee
LuMend
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
A61B 1/005
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