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Methods and apparatus are provided for renal neuromodulation using a pulsed electric field to effectuate electroporation or electrofusion. It is expected that renal neuromodulation (e.g., denervation) may, among other things, reduce expansion of an acute myocardial infarction, reduce or prevent the onset of morphological changes that are affiliated with congestive heart failure, and/or be efficacious in the treatment of end stage renal disease. Embodiments of the present invention are configured for percutaneous intravascular delivery of pulsed electric fields to achieve such neuromodulation.

Title
Methods and apparatus for renal neuromodulation
Application Number
11/129765
Publication Number
7653438 (B2)
Application Date
May 13, 2005
Publication Date
January 26, 2010
Inventor
Howard R Levin
Teaneck
NJ, US
Mark Gelfand
New York
NY, US
Erik Thai
San Jose
CA, US
Douglas Sutton
Pacifica
CA, US
Denise Demarais
Los Gatos
CA, US
Hanson Gifford III
Woodside
CA, US
Mark Deem
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Perkins Coie
Assignee
Ardian
CA, US
IPC
A61N 1/30
A61N 1/00
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