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A catheter and catheter system can use energy tailored for remodeling and/or removal of target material along a body lumen, often of atherosclerotic material of a blood vessel of a patient. An elongate flexible catheter body with a radially expandable structure may have a plurality of electrodes or other electrosurgical energy delivery surfaces to radially engage atherosclerotic material when the structure expands. An atherosclerotic material detector system may measure and/or characterize the atherosclerotic material and its location, optionally using impedance monitoring.

Title
Tuned RF energy for selective treatment of atheroma and other target tissues and/or structures
Application Number
11/392231
Publication Number
7742795 (B2)
Application Date
March 28, 2006
Publication Date
June 22, 2010
Inventor
Arthur G Blanck
Oceanside
CA, US
Raphael M Michel
San Diego
CA, US
Tom A Steinke
San Diego
CA, US
Michael F Hoey
Shoreview
MN, US
Corbett W Stone
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Townsend and Townsend and Crew
Assignee
Minnow Medical
CA, US
IPC
A61B 18/18
A61B 5/05
A61B 5/04
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