07209783 is referenced by 38 patents and cites 106 patents.

An apparatus and method for treating atrial fibrillation with ablation therapy in which a stent is deployed within a pulmonary vein and tissue surrounding the stent is ablated with radiofrequency energy to stop discharges from ectopic foci in the vein from reaching the left atrium. The deployed stent can then be left in place to prevent stenosis of the vein as well as allowing repeat ablation procedures as needed.

Title
Ablation stent for treating atrial fibrillation
Application Number
10/123897
Publication Number
7209783 (B2)
Application Date
April 16, 2002
Publication Date
April 24, 2007
Inventor
David S Wood
Temecula
CA, US
Wade A Bowe
Temecula
CA, US
Chris Fellows
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A
Assignee
Cardiac Pacemakers
MN, US
IPC
A61N 1/05
A61F 2/06
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