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An emboli filtration apparatus is provided comprising a guide wire having a filter element captured thereon, so that the guide wire is free to rotate and translate while the filter element remains stationary. The apparatus allows for movement and rotation of the guide wire as devices are advanced over it to treat occlusive disease, substantially without dislodging the filter element.

Title
Emboli filtration system and methods of use
Application Number
9/354897
Publication Number
6179859 (B2)
Application Date
July 16, 1999
Publication Date
January 30, 2001
Inventor
Michael Horzewski
San Jose
CA, US
Mark C Bates
Charleston
WV, US
Agent
Fish & Neave
US
Agent
Nicola A Pisano
US
Assignee
Baff
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/01
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