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A method for electrosurgically sealing a tissue includes steps of: (A) applying a first pulse of RF energy to the tissue; and (B) applying at least one subsequent RF energy pulse to the tissue and keeping constant or varying RF energy parameters of individual pulses of subsequent RF energy pulses in accordance with at least one characteristic of an electrical transient that occurs during the individual RF energy pulses. The method terminates the generation of the at least one subsequent RF pulse upon a determination that the electrical transient is absent.

Title
Vessel sealing system
Application Number
12/57557
Publication Number
8287528 (B2)
Application Date
March 28, 2008
Publication Date
October 16, 2012
Inventor
James H Orszulak
Nederland
CO, US
Steven P Buysse
Longmont
CO, US
Robert H Wham
Boulder
CO, US
Assignee
Covidien
CH
IPC
A61B 18/12
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