06314963 is referenced by 374 patents and cites 121 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
Method of ablating tissue from an epicardial location
Application Number
9/440830
Publication Number
6314963 (B1)
Application Date
November 15, 1999
Publication Date
November 13, 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
Banjamin Pless
Atherton
CA, US
Matthias Vaska
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Hoekendijk & Lynch
US
Assignee
Epicor
CA, US
IPC
A61B 17/04
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