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A method of and apparatus for treating vascular defects. A catheter having a selectively energizeable coil on its distal end. The catheter is particularly adapted for the delivery of magnetic embolic materials. The coil can be energized to aid in the magnetic navigation of the catheter, to help retain magnetic material in the catheter, to draw ejected magnetic material back into the catheter. A catheter can also be used to deliver a magnetic patch that can be magnetically applied to a vascular defect such as an aneurysm.

Title
Methods of and apparatus for treating vascular defects
Application Number
9/430118
Publication Number
6375606 (B1)
Application Date
October 29, 1999
Publication Date
April 23, 2002
Inventor
Brooke Ren
Champlin
MN, US
Roger N Hastings
Maple Grove
MN, US
Bevil J Hogg
Town and Country
MO, US
Jeffrey M Garibaldi
St. Louis
MO, US
Agent
Harness Dickey & Pierce
US
Assignee
Stereotaxis
MO, US
IPC
A61M 37/00
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