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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Implantable electronic system with acute myocardial infarction detection and patient warning capabilities. Cathco, August 7, 2001: US06272379 (248 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a system for detecting a myocardial infarction (i.e., a heart attack) at the earliest possible time and promptly warning the patient that he should immediately seek medical care. Specifically, a first embodiment of the present invention has an implantable electronic system that can sens ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Implantable responsive system for sensing and treating acute myocardial infarction. Cathco, August 29, 2000: US06112116 (226 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a completely implantable system that can detect the occurrence of a myocardial infarction, i.e., a heart attack, and automatically inject a thrombolytic and/or anti-thrombogenic agent into the bloodstream to promptly dissolve the thrombus that caused the myocardial infarction and preven ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Balloon catheter system with slit opening handle. Cathco, August 2, 1994: US05334187 (213 worldwide citation)

A balloon angioplasty catheter system comprising a flexible guide wire, balloon catheter and slide handle. The balloon catheter has a shaft with a guide wire lumen that includes a guide wire removal slit which extends along a portion of the shaft. The slide handle is configured to open the slit as t ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Distally attachable and releasable sheath for a stent delivery system. Cathco, April 7, 1998: US05735859 (178 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a device and method for securing and releasing the distal end of a thin-walled sheath to and from a distal section of a stent delivery catheter. The invention comprises a stent delivery catheter system which includes a sheath which is releasably attached to a distal section ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Stent delivery catheter system. Cathco, August 11, 1998: US05792144 (159 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a stent delivery catheter system for placing a stent within a stenosis in a vessel of a human body. The stent delivery catheter system utilizes a slideable sheath with a thin-walled distal portion that is situated coaxially over a stent that is placed onto a balloon located ...


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Robert E Fischell: Non-buckling thin-walled sheath for the percutaneous insertion of intraluminal catheters. Cathco, January 19, 1993: US05180376 (152 worldwide citation)

An introducer sheath includes an extremely thin, flat wire metal coil that is surrounded only on its exterior surface with a plastic tube or coating. The flat wire coil optimizes the resistance of the sheath to buckling while minimizing the wall thickness of the sheath. The plastic covering being on ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Guiding catheter with straightening dilator. Cathco, February 14, 1995: US05389090 (127 worldwide citation)

A guiding catheter system (10) is provided that includes a Tuohy-Borst fitting (20) attached as a one-piece construction to a guiding catheter tube (11). The guiding catheter system (10) can also include a dilator (16) and a guide wire 15. The Tuohy-Borst fitting (20) can have a side arm (14) onto w ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Vascular access device with air-tight blood containment capability. Cathco, Morton J Rosenberg, David I Klein, March 22, 1994: US05295969 (116 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a means for accessing blood vessels for the insertion of a guide wire while preventing the free release of blood. Specifically, a hollow, thin-walled metal tube typically having a sharp point at its distal end is joined at its proximal end to a transparent viewing section. T ...


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Robert E Fischell, David R Fischell, Tim A Fischell: Angioplasty balloon with an expandable external radiopaque marker band. Cathco, June 2, 1998: US05759174 (99 worldwide citation)

An expandable external radiopaque marker band is situated external to the balloon of a balloon angioplasty catheter typically at the balloon's longitudinal center. When the balloon is inflated to dilate an arterial stenosis, the external radiopaque marker band is moved radially outward by the balloo ...


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Robert E Fischell: Dottering auger catheter system. Cathco, June 13, 1995: US05423846 (97 worldwide citation)

The Dottering Auger Catheter system is designed for penetration of tight stenoses or total occlusions (called blockages) as a precursor to balloon angioplasty, atherectomy, or any other vessel opening means that requires an initial passageway. Specifically, the Dottering Auger Catheter system consis ...