WO/2006/065262 is referenced by 1 patents.

Wire-guided interventional devices and methods are provided which enable faster and easier catheter exchanges. The interventional devices include a catheter shaft and a guidewire tube wherein the catheter shaft and the guidewire tube each have a length sufficient to extend to the vascular penetration when the interventional device is positioned at the treatment site. In some embodiments, a collar is disposed around the catheter shaft and guidewire tube that automatically inserts or removes the guidewire from the guidewire tube or automatically collapses or extends the guidewire tube as the catheter is introduced or withdrawn.

Title
Rapid exchange interventional devices and methods
Application Number
PCT/US2005/010961
Publication Number
2006/065262
Application Date
March 30, 2005
Publication Date
June 22, 2006
Inventor
Grainger Jeffry J
Andreas Bernard
Agent
HARRIS Joel M
Assignee
Grainger Jeffry J
Andreas Bernard
Xtent
IPC
A61M 39/06
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