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A catheter and catheter system for eccentric remodeling and/or removal of atherosclerotic material of a blood vessel of a patient include an elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable structure. A plurality of electrodes or other electrosurgical energy delivery surfaces can radially engage atherosclerotic material when the structure expands. An atherosclerotic material detector near the distal end of the catheter body may measure circumferential atherosclerotic material distribution, and a power source selectively energizes the electrodes to eccentrically remodel the measured atherosclerotic material.

Title
Selectable eccentric remodeling and/or ablation of atherosclerotic material
Application Number
10/938138
Publication Number
7291146 (B2)
Application Date
September 10, 2004
Publication Date
November 6, 2007
Inventor
Donald H Koenig
San Diego
CA, US
Raphael M Michel
San Diego
CA, US
Brian S Kelleher
Ramona
CA, US
Stephen O Ross
Fallbrook
CA, US
Corbett W Stone
San Diego
CA, US
Tom A Steinke
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Mark D Barrish
Townsend & Townsend & Crew
Assignee
Minnow Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 18/18
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