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An apparatus is described for treating arterial occlusions combining an intraluminally operable catheter, having an occlusion-crossing working element, with a micro-invasive extraluminally operable locator for imaging the progress of the working element through the occlusion. Conical, abrasive, blunt-dissecting, and sharp-pointed, and steering and non-steering working elements including guide wires are described. Acoustic transducers and a flexible imaging tube are described for the locator. A suction cup is described for removably anchoring the imaging tube to a surface. A signal-emitting working element and cooperating signal-receiving locator are described. A method for treating arterial occlusions is described.

Title
Catheter apparatus for treating arterial occlusions
Application Number
7434
Publication Number
6157852
Application Date
January 16, 1998
Publication Date
December 5, 2000
Inventor
Charles F Milo
Union City
CA, US
Tomoaki Hinohara
Portola Valley
CA, US
James W Vetter
Portola Valley
CA, US
Matthew R Selmon
Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Assignee
LuMend
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/36
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