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Methods and apparatus are provided for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation. Thermally-induced renal neuromodulation may be achieved via direct and/or via indirect application of thermal energy to heat or cool neural fibers that contribute to renal function, or of vascular structures that feed or perfuse the neural fibers. In some embodiments, parameters of the neural fibers, of non-target tissue, or of the thermal energy delivery element, may be monitored via one or more sensors for controlling the thermally-induced neuromodulation. In some embodiments, protective elements may be provided to reduce a degree of thermal damage induced in the non-target tissues.

Title
Methods and apparatus for thermally-induced renal neuromodulation
Application Number
11/840142
Publication Number
7717948 (B2)
Application Date
August 16, 2007
Publication Date
May 18, 2010
Inventor
Mark Gelfand
New York
NY, US
Howard R Levin
Teaneck
NJ, US
Erik Thai
San Jose
CA, US
Benjamin J Clark
Redwood City
CA, US
Nicolas Zadno
Fremont
CA, US
Denise Demarais
Los Gatos
CA, US
Agent
Perkins Coie
Assignee
Ardian
CA, US
IPC
A61B 18/08
A61B 18/04
A61N 1/00
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