06261312 is referenced by 98 patents and cites 162 patents.

A catheter system and method are provided which change the temperature of a fluid, such as blood, by heat transfer. Selective cooling or heating of an organ may be performed by changing the temperature of the blood feeding the organ. The catheter system includes an inlet lumen and an outlet lumen structured and arranged to carry a working fluid having a temperature different from the adjacent blood. The outlet lumen is configured to induce turbulence in the adjacent fluid passing adjacent the outlet lumen.

Title
Inflatable catheter for selective organ heating and cooling and method of using the same
Application Number
9/215038
Publication Number
6261312 (B1)
Application Date
December 16, 1998
Publication Date
July 17, 2001
Inventor
Juan C Lasheras
La Jolla
CA, US
John D Dobak III
La Jolla
CA, US
Agent
Mark D Wieczorek
US
Assignee
Innercool Therapies
CA, US
IPC
A61F 7/00
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