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A cardiac ablation catheter has an energy emitting surface for thermally destroying tissue. The surface normally presents a compact, low profile for introduction into the heart. Once introduced, the energy emitting surface can be significantly enlarged. The enlarged surface emits ablation energy sufficient to create a lesion that is significantly larger in terms of volume and geometry than the surface's initial low profile would provide.

Title
Large surface cardiac ablation catheter that assumes a low profile during introduction into the heart
Application Number
951728
Publication Number
6086581
Application Date
July 30, 1993
Publication Date
July 11, 2000
Inventor
Stuart D Edwards
Los Altos
CA, US
Gloria Alvarez
Tracy
CA, US
Jerome Jackson
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Thomas Bourne
Mountain View
CA, US
Jeffrey N Reynolds
Santa Clara
CA, US
Agent
Lyon & Lyon
Assignee
EP Technologies
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/05
A61B 5/042
A61B 18/14
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