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Gregory G Brucker, Steven D Savage: Ablation catheter system. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, March 19, 1996: US05500012 (781 worldwide citation)

An ablation catheter system, including a guiding/mapping catheter assembly and a laser catheter. The guiding/mapping catheter includes ring electrodes, tip electrodes, a moveable fixation wire, and a central catheter lumen for an ablation catheter. A laser catheter includes an optical fiber for pass ...


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Greg G Brucker, Jerome P Saul, Steven D Savage: Fluid cooled and perfused tip for a catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, October 31, 1995: US05462521 (487 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an ablation catheter which controls the temperature and reduces the coagulation of biological fluids on a tip of a catheter, prevents the impedance rise of tissue in contact with the catheter tip, and maximizes the potential energy transfer to the tissue, thereby allowing an ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Jerome Philip Saul, Steven D Savage: Fluid cooled and perfused tip for a catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough P A, July 1, 1997: US05643197 (338 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an ablation catheter which controls the temperature and reduces the coagulation of biological fluids on a tip of a catheter, prevents the impedance rise of tissue in contact with the catheter tip, and maximizes the energy transfer to the tissue, thereby allowing an increase ...


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Theodore P Adams: Neuro-stimulation to control pain during cardioversion defibrillation. Angeion Corporation, Brad Pedersen, August 11, 1998: US05792187 (281 worldwide citation)

A system and method for reducing the perceived pain by a patient occurring during cardioversion/defibrillation countershocks to the heart. The system comprises an electrode subsystem for positioning at least one electrode in contact with a patient, a pain reducing stimulation subsystem for providing ...


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Steven D Savage, Gregory G Brucker: Steerable catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, April 16, 1996: US05507725 (278 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a steering system for a catheter tip. The system includes wire members that extend through a catheter wall that are used to pull a distal portion of the catheter tip causing controlled, predetermined bending at the tip. Anchoring members located near the catheter tip connect ...


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Mark W Kroll, Theodore P Adams, Kenneth M Anderson, Charles U Smith: Implantable cardioverter defibrillator having a smaller displacement volume. Angeion Corporation, Brad Pedersen, December 16, 1997: US05697953 (272 worldwide citation)

A capacitor-discharge implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) has a relatively longer device life of greater that 5 years. The longer life of the ICD is achieved by selecting and arranging the internal components of the ICD to deliver a maximum defibrillation countershock optimized in terms of ...


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Steven D Savage: Steerable catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, November 29, 1994: US05368564 (269 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a steering system for a catheter tip. The system includes wire members that extend through a catheter wall that are used to pull a distal portion of the catheter tip. Anchoring members located near the catheter tip connect the distal end of the catheter with wire members. Th ...


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Adams Theodore P, Mark W Kroll: Storage interrogation apparatus for cardiac data. Angeion Corporation, Joel D Skinner, August 9, 1994: US05336245 (248 worldwide citation)

A storage interrogation apparatus for communication with an implanted medical device and with remote communications systems. The apparatus comprises a microprocessor for implementing program control instructions, an RF receiver/transmitter connected to the microprocessor for transmitting and receivi ...


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Dale K Nelson, Steven D Savage, Brad D Pedersen, Whitney A McFarlin: Linear catheter ablation system. Angeion Corporation, Brad D Pedersen, September 1, 1998: US05800428 (228 worldwide citation)

A radio frequency (RF) ablation catheter system utilizes a flexible, tubular electrode that is selectively extendable from a distal end of a catheter body. The flexible, tubular electrode creates a continuous linear lesion when a longitudinal side of the electrode is arcuately positioned against an ...


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Wendell L King, Lawrence M Kane, Theodore P Adams: Medical implant and method of making. Angeion Corporation, Hugh D Jaeger, March 9, 1993: US05192311 (199 worldwide citation)

The method of generating a homograft includes preparing a prosthesis composed of a tubular substrate. The substrate is open at each end to permit blood to flow along the length of the substrate inside wall. The substrate is selected to have at least one thrombogenic surface or a thrombogenic mesh ma ...