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Csaba Truckai, Richard S Jaraczewski, Frank Nguyen, Scott H West: Multicurve deflectable catheter. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 30, 1996: US05487757 (617 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiology catheter (20) comprises a shaft (22) having a first bending stiffness and a deflectable tip (28) secured to the distal end (24) of the shaft with a second bending stiffness less than the first bending stiffness. At least one electrode (34, 36) is mounted to the tip for deliverin ...


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Bruno Strul, Kevin C Ladd: Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of tissue. Medtronic Cardiorhythm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 30, 1996: US05540681 (518 worldwide citation)

A system for delivering radiofrequency energy to ablate tissue comprises a radiofrequency generator and an intravascular catheter. The catheter includes both a radiofrequency ablation electrode and a temperature sensor within its distal end. Delivery of power to the ablation electrode may then be co ...


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Bruno Strul: Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, November 12, 1996: US05573533 (432 worldwide citation)

A system for delivering radiofrequency energy to ablate cardiac tissue comprises a radiofrequency generator and an intravascular catheter. The catheter includes both a radiofrequency ablation electrode and a temperature sensor within its distal end. Delivery of power to the ablation electrode may th ...


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Scott H West, Frank Nguyen: Steerable electrophysiology catheter. Medtronic Cardiorhythm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 13, 1996: US05545200 (430 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiology catheter (20) comprises a shaft (22) having a first bending stiffness and a deflectable tip (28) secured to the distal end (24) of the shaft with a second bending stiffness less than the first bending stiffness. At least one electrode (34, 36) is mounted to the tip for deliverin ...


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Scott West, Richard Jaraczewski: Steerable electrode catheter. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend & Townsend Khourie & Crew, June 7, 1994: US05318525 (384 worldwide citation)

A steerable catheter suitable for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue comprises a catheter shaft with a deflectable tip at the distal end of the shaft. The tip is deflected by means of a shapable handle coupled to pull wires fastened to the distal end of the deflectable tip. A core wire extend ...


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Richard S Jaraczewski, Kevin C Ladd, Mark A Maguire, Ramiro L Reyes: Electrode array catheter. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, August 17, 1999: US05938694 (337 worldwide citation)

An electrode array catheter, typically used for mapping, pacing and ablation, includes a flexible delivery sheath (36, 64) and an electrode assembly (2, 62) slidably mounted within the delivery sheath for movement between retracted and deployed positions. The electrode assembly includes an ablation ...


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Csaba Truckai: Shapable handle for steerable electrode catheter. Medtronic Cardiorhythm, Townsend & Townsend Khourie & Crew, March 14, 1995: US05397304 (286 worldwide citation)

A steerable catheter suitable for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue comprises a catheter shaft with a deflectable tip at the distal end of the shaft. The tip is deflected by means of a shapable handle coupled to pull wires fastened to the distal end of the deflectable tip. A core wire extend ...


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Francisco G Cosio, Frank Nguyen, Mark A Maguire: Dual curve ablation catheter. Medtronic Cardiorhythm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, June 29, 1999: US05916214 (263 worldwide citation)

A dual curve ablation catheter (2), especially suited for treating atrial flutter, includes a shaft (4) with a deflectable tip (20) at the distal end (6) and a handle (10) at the proximal end (8). The tip includes a highly flexible distal segment (30), a relatively stiff intermediate segment (28) an ...


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Karl Heinz Kuck, Frank Nguyen: Atrioventricular valve tissue ablation catheter and method. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, October 20, 1998: US05823955 (262 worldwide citation)

An atrioventricular valve tissue ablation catheter (2), especially suited for treating Mahaim fibers, includes a shaft (4) with a deflectable tip (20) at the distal end (6) and a handle (10) at the proximal end (8). The tip includes a distal segment (66) curving in one direction and a proximal segme ...


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Kevin C Ladd, Clifford C Cox: Method and system for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue. Medtronic Cardiorhythm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 17, 1996: US05584830 (238 worldwide citation)

A system for checking the initial calibration of a temperature measuring device that provides a temperature measuring signal in a catheter includes a comparison unit for comparing the magnitude of the temperature signal to a reference value indicating the normal body temperature of the patient. The ...