1
James L Cox, Stephen W Boyd, Hanson S Gifford III, Matthias Vaska, Daniel D Merrick: Methods of epicardial ablation for creating a lesion around the pulmonary veins. Epicor, Jens E Hoekendijk, December 19, 2000: US06161543 (611 worldwide citation)

The invention provides surgical systems and methods for ablating heart tissue within the interior and/or exterior of the heart. A plurality of probes is provided with each probe configured for introduction into the chest for engaging the heart. Each probe includes an elongated shaft having an elonga ...


2
Matthias Vaska, Daniel D Merrick, Ajit S Shah, Casper deClerq: Methods of epicardial ablation. Epicor, Jens E Hoekendijk, May 29, 2001: US06237605 (477 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating transmural lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a transmural lesion. ...


3
Matthias Vaska, Banjamin Pless, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr, Scott C Anderson, Roxanne L Richman: Method of ablating tissue from an epicardial location. Epicor, Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 13, 2001: US06314963 (368 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a lesion. The apparatus and met ...


4
Matthias Vaska, Benjamin Pless, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr, Scott C Anderson, Roxanne L Richman: Method of ablating tissue around the pulmonary veins. Epicor, Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 13, 2001: US06314962 (344 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a lesion. The apparatus and met ...


5
Matthias Vaska, Benjamin Pless, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr, Scott C Anderson, Roxanne L Richman: Apparatus and method for diagnosis and therapy of electrophysiological disease. Epicor, Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 6, 2001: US06311692 (323 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a lesion. The apparatus and met ...


6
Matthias Vaska, Benjamin Pless, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr, Scott C Anderson, Roxanne L Richman: Apparatus and method for diagnosis and therapy of electrophysiological disease. Epicor, Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 5, 2002: US06474340 (261 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a lesion. The apparatus and met ...


7
Benjamin Pless, Scott C Anderson, Jonathan L Podmore, Matthias Vaska, John E Crowe, Roxanne L Richman, Timothy Ciciarelli, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr: Apparatus and method for ablating tissue. Epicor Medical, Jens E Hoekendijk, Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 11, 2003: US06645202 (253 worldwide citation)

A control system alters one or more characteristics of an ablating element to ablate tissue. In one aspect, the control system delivers energy nearer to the surface of the tissue by changing the frequency or power. In another aspect, the ablating element delivers focused ultrasound which is focused ...


8
Matthias Vaska, Banjamin Pless, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr, Scott C Anderson, Roxanne L Richman: Apparatus and method for diagnosis and therapy of electrophysiological disease. Epicor, Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 26, 2002: US06484727 (236 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a lesion. The apparatus and met ...


9
Benjamin Pless, Scott C Anderson, Jonathan L Podmore, Matthias Vaska, John E Crowe, Roxanne L Richman, Timothy Ciciarelli, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr: Apparatus and method for ablating tissue. Epicor Medical, Jens E Hoekendijk, October 19, 2004: US06805129 (200 worldwide citation)

A control system alters one or more characteristics of an ablating element to ablate tissue. In one aspect, the control system delivers energy nearer to the surface of the tissue by changing the frequency or power. In another aspect, the ablating element delivers focused ultrasound which is focused ...


10
John W Sliwa Jr, Matthias Vaska, Jonathan L Podmore, Roxanne L Richman, Scott C Anderson, Gerard Champsaur, John E Crowe: Methods and devices for ablation. Epicor Medical, Jens E Hoekendijk, Hoekendijk & Lynch, February 10, 2004: US06689128 (172 worldwide citation)

An ablating device has a cover which holds an interface material such as a gel. The cover contains the interface material during initial placement of the device. The ablating device may also have a removable tip or a membrane filled with fluid. In still another aspect, the ablating device may be sub ...