09023037 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 853 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
Balloon catheter apparatus for renal neuromodulation
Application Number
13/868426
Publication Number
9023037 (B2)
Application Date
April 23, 2013
Publication Date
May 5, 2015
Inventor
Kenneth J Michlitsch
Los Altos Hills
CA, 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 18/00
A61N 7/02
A61N 1/05
A61B 18/14
A61N 1/36
A61N 1/32
A61B 18/18
A61B 18/12
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