08951251 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 1514 patents.

A catheter including an elongated shaft having a distal end and a proximal end, where the catheter includes a thermal element at the distal end thereof. The thermal element may be used in an ablation procedure or other procedure to heat a tissue adjacent a vessel. In some instances, the thermal element may be positioned in a first vessel and may operate to heat tissue adjacent a second vessel or adjacent an ostium between the first vessel and the second vessel. Further, the catheter may include an expandable portion on which the thermal element may be connected or positioned. The expandable portion(s) may comprise a basket or cage, a balloon, a memory shape and formable portion, and/or other mechanical expanders.

Title
Ostial renal nerve ablation
Application Number
13/671244
Publication Number
8951251 (B2)
Application Date
November 7, 2012
Publication Date
February 10, 2015
Inventor
Martin R Willard
Burnsville
MN, US
Agent
Seager Tufte & Wickhem
Assignee
Boston Scientific Scimed
MN, US
IPC
A61N 7/00
A61B 18/00
A61N 7/02
A61B 18/14
A61B 18/18
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