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Described herein are methods and devices that may be useful, for instance, in thrombectomy and embolectomy procedures, stent delivery procedures, and procedures for bridging the neck of an aneurysm. The bifurcated guidewire device described herein comprises a proximal end, a distal end, a length therebetween, and at least one bifurcation branching the guidewire into at least two arms. The arms are controllable, which may be accomplished, e.g., by providing arms constructed of a shape memory material, or by providing mechanical methods to control the arms. The guidewire may have any number of bifurcations branching the guidewire into any number of arms as practicable. The arms may or may not have radio-opaque markers thereon or be constructed of a radio-opaque material. The arms may have webbing or a semi-permeable sac disposed between them to help capture natural or foreign matter therein. The guidewire may be used with or without a catheter.

Title
Bifurcated guidewire and methods of use
Application Number
10/335034
Publication Number
7300460 (B2)
Application Date
December 31, 2002
Publication Date
November 27, 2007
Inventor
Stephen Hebert
Berkeley
CA, US
Marc Alan Levine
San Francisco
CA, US
Assignee
Counter Clockwise
CA, US
IPC
A61F 2/06
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