06375668 is referenced by 281 patents and cites 11 patents.

A system for treating a vascular malformation has an expandable device and a heating device for heating and shrinking the malformation. The expandable device may have deformable elements which plastically deform in the expanded position. The balloon may be self-expanding, balloon expanded or expanded with an actuating rod. A fluid, such as saline, may be introduced during heating when using RF heating. A sealant may also be introduced into the expandable device to further seal the aneurysm.

Title
Devices and methods for treating vascular malformations
Application Number
9/324359
Publication Number
6375668 (B1)
Application Date
June 2, 1999
Publication Date
April 23, 2002
Inventor
Martin S Dieck
21105 Hazelbrook Dr., Cupertino
CA, US
Mark E Deem
240 C Liberty St., San Francisco
CA, US
Ivan Sepetka
346 Costello Ct., Los Altos
CA, US
Hanson S Gifford
3180 Woodside Rd., Woodside
CA, US
Agent
Hoekendijk & Lynch
US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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