08721637 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 784 patents.

Methods and apparatus are provided for non-continuous circumferential treatment of a body lumen. Apparatus may be positioned within a body lumen of a patient and may deliver energy at a first lengthwise and angular position to create a less-than-full circumferential treatment zone at the first position. The apparatus also may deliver energy at one or more additional lengthwise and angular positions within the body lumen to create less-than-full circumferential treatment zone(s) at the one or more additional positions that are offset lengthwise and angularly from the first treatment zone. Superimposition of the first treatment zone and the one or more additional treatment zones defines a non-continuous circumferential treatment zone without formation of a continuous circumferential lesion. Various embodiments of methods and apparatus for achieving such non-continuous circumferential treatment are provided.

Title
Methods and apparatus for performing renal neuromodulation via catheter apparatuses having inflatable balloons
Application Number
13/941331
Publication Number
8721637 (B2)
Application Date
July 12, 2013
Publication Date
May 13, 2014
Inventor
Kenneth J Michlitsch
Berwyn
PA, US
Andrew Wu
Mountain View
CA, US
Benjamin J Clark
Redwood City
CA, US
Nicolas Zadno
Fremont
CA, US
Mark Deem
Mountain View
CA, US
Hanson Gifford III
Woodside
CA, US
Denise Zarins
Saratoga
CA, US
Assignee
Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l
LU
IPC
A61B 18/12
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