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A thrombolytic filtration and drug delivery catheter is disclosed comprising a shaft which longitudinal ribs. The ribs are compressed while being advanced to the site of interest and are released at the site, flaring to a diameter greater than the diameter of the shaft. The ribs can be compressed by a sleeve or thread, for example. Drugs or other agents can be delivered through lumens in the shaft and ribs, out through ports in the ribs. Preferably, the ports are positioned to deliver the drugs or other agents between the ribs and within the region defined by the ribs.

Title
Thrombolytic filtration and drug delivery catheter with a self-expanding portion
Application Number
8/889432
Publication Number
6280413 (B1)
Application Date
July 8, 1997
Publication Date
August 28, 2001
Inventor
Jeffrey A Lee
Plymouth
MN, US
Michael R Forman
St. Paul
MN, US
Victor I Chornenky
Minnetonka
MN, US
Souise S Clark
Eden Prairie
MN, US
David W Clark
Eden Prairie
MN, US
Assignee
Medtronic Ave
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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