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A debulking catheter comprising a debulking assembly for debulking a body lumen. The catheters of the present invention can include a flexible proximal portion coupled to a rigid distal portion. A tissue debulking assembly can be disposed within the rigid portion to debulk the body lumen. In exemplary embodiments, the rigid portion is rotatably coupled to the flexible portion such that rotation or deflection of the rigid portion, relative to the flexible portion, can expose the tissue debulking assembly through a window in the catheter to debulk the body lumen.

Title
Methods and devices for removing material from a body lumen
Application Number
10/27418
Publication Number
7771444 (B2)
Application Date
December 19, 2001
Publication Date
August 10, 2010
Inventor
Darren G Doud
San Jose
CA, US
John B Simpson
Woodside
CA, US
Himanshu Patel
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Popovich Wiles & O Connell P A
Assignee
Fox Hollow Technologies
MN, US
IPC
A61B 17/22
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