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Multi-directional deflectable catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for achieving renal neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present application, for example, is directed to apparatuses, systems, and methods that incorporate a catheter treatment device comprising an elongated shaft. The elongated shaft is sized and configured to deliver a thermal element to a renal artery via an intravascular path. Thermally or electrical renal neuromodulation may be achieved via direct and/or via indirect application of thermal and/or electrical energy to heat or cool, or otherwise electrically modulate, neural fibers that contribute to renal function, or of vascular structures that feed or perfuse the neural fibers.

Title
Multi-directional deflectable catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for renal neuromodulation
Application Number
12/871457
Publication Number
8728075 (B2)
Application Date
August 30, 2010
Publication Date
May 20, 2014
Inventor
Mark S Leung
Palo Alto
CA, US
Kenneth J Michlitsch
Livermore
CA, US
Erik Thai
San Jose
CA, US
Denise Zarins
Saratoga
CA, US
Benjamin J Clark
Redwood City
CA, US
Andrew Wu
Foster City
CA, US
Assignee
Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg r l
LU
IPC
A61B 18/18
A61B 18/14
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