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An ablation catheter system for capturing and removing necrotic tissue and thrombi generated during an ablative procedure is disclosed. The catheter typically includes an elongate member, a filtration assembly disposed within the distal region, and an ablation instrument at the distal end. Alternatively, the ablation instrument is carried on the distal end of an ablation catheter, which is disposed within a lumen of the catheter system. The catheter may further include an aspiration port and lumen. Methods of using the devices in preventing distal embolization during ablative procedures are disclosed.

Title
Percutaneous catheter and guidewire for filtering during ablation of mycardial or vascular tissue
Application Number
9/369060
Publication Number
6235044 (B1)
Application Date
August 4, 1999
Publication Date
May 22, 2001
Inventor
Tracy D Maahs
Santa Clara
CA, US
Kevin Hahnen
Sarasota
FL, US
Jonathan D Root
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Compton Seager & Tufte
US
Assignee
Scimed Life Systems
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/22
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