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A catheter assembly comprises a first branch body having a first axis, a second branch body extending in a non-parallel relationship with respect to the first axis, and at least one electrode carried by the second branch body. In use, the first branch body can be located within a pulmonary vein within the left atrium, while the electrode carried by the second branch body is located in contact with endocardial tissue outside the pulmonary vein. Ablation energy can be transmitted from the electrode to contacted endocardial tissue while the first branch body is located within the pulmonary vein.

Title
Branched structures for supporting multiple electrode elements
Application Number
8/771217
Publication Number
6071279
Application Date
December 19, 1996
Publication Date
June 6, 2000
Inventor
Yi Yang
San Francisco
CA, US
David K Swanson
Mountain View
CA, US
Russell B Thompson
Los Altos
CA, US
Sidney D Fleischman
Menlo Park
CA, US
James G Whayne
Saratoga
CA, US
Agent
Henricks Slavin & Holmes
Assignee
EP Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61B 18/18
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