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A medical device including a shaft having an elongated inner member and an elongated tubular reinforcing member disposed over at least a portion of the inner member. In some embodiments, at least a portion of the outer surface of the inner member is spaced from the inner surface of the reinforcing member, defining a space substantially free of any other structures of the device. In some embodiments, the shaft can include a tip structure disposed on a distal portion of the inner member. In some such embodiments, the reinforcing member has a distal end, and the tip structure is disposed on the distal portion of the inner member adjacent the distal end of the reinforcing member. Additionally, in some embodiments, the reinforcing member can include a plurality of apertures defined therein, for example, to enhance the flexibility or other such characteristics of all or portions of the reinforcing member.

Title
Medical device
Application Number
11/180187
Publication Number
7540865 (B2)
Application Date
July 13, 2005
Publication Date
June 2, 2009
Inventor
Gregory E Mirigian
Dublin
CA, US
Elaine Lim
Fremont
CA, US
Stephen Griffin
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Crompton Seager & Tufte
Assignee
Boston Scientific Scimed
MN, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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