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The present invention is a temporary intraluminal filter guidewire for use during interventional procedures, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A braided filter is mounted near the distal end of a steerable guidewire, which guides a therapeutic catheter. An actuator rod slides over the guidewire and is removably connected to the filter. The rod controls relative displacement of the filter ends, causing transformation of the filter between a deployed configuration and a collapsed configuration. Wire having enhanced radiopacity is included in the filter to provide visualization under fluoroscopy.

Title
Temporary intraluminal filter guidewire and methods of use
Application Number
9/824832
Publication Number
6866677 (B2)
Application Date
April 3, 2001
Publication Date
March 15, 2005
Inventor
Peter G Strickler
Tewksbury
MA, US
David S Brin
Danvers
MA, US
Nasser Rafiee
Andover
MA, US
Nareak Douk
Lowell
MA, US
Assignee
Medtronic AVE
CA, US
IPC
A61M 029/00
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