06311692 is referenced by 326 patents and cites 120 patents.

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a lesion. The apparatus and method facilitate the formation of a lesion which electrically isolates the pulmonary veins from the surrounding myocardium.

Title
Apparatus and method for diagnosis and therapy of electrophysiological disease
Application Number
9/356476
Publication Number
6311692 (B1)
Application Date
July 19, 1999
Publication Date
November 6, 2001
Inventor
Roxanne L Richman
Los Gatos
CA, US
Scott C Anderson
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Jack E Ulstad Jr
Boulder Creek
CA, US
David A Gallup
Hayward
CA, US
Benjamin Pless
Atherton
CA, US
Matthias Vaska
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Hoekendijk & Lynch
US
Assignee
Epicor
CA, US
IPC
A61B 19/00
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