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J Richard Spears, Donna Bourgelais: Method and apparatus for angioplasty. The Beth Israel Hospital, Lorusso & Loud, May 28, 1991: US05019075 (492 worldwide citation)

The region surrounding the balloon utilized in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is heated by means within the balloon or within the skin of the balloon upon inflation of the balloon such that disrupted tissues of the plaque in the arterial wall are heated in order to fuse together frag ...


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J Richard Spears: Method and apparatus for angioplasty. The Beth Israel Hospital Association, Lorusso & Loud, January 24, 1989: US04799479 (386 worldwide citation)

The region surrounding the balloon utilized in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is heated by means within the balloon or within the skin of the balloon upon inflation of the balloon such that disrupted tissues of the plaque in the arterial wall are heated in order to fuse together frag ...


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Abraham Morgentaler: Method for treatment of obstructive portions of urinary passageways. The Beth Israel Hospital Association, Lorusso & Loud, July 6, 1993: US05224953 (252 worldwide citation)

A method for the treatment of an obstructive portion of a urinary passageway of a mammal, comprising the steps of providing a stent thermally self-movable between a first condition in which the stent is rigid and generally tubular, and a second condition in which the stent is flexible and compressib ...


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James R Spears: Method of treatment of atherosclerosis and a balloon catheter for same. The Beth Israel Hospital Association, Anthony M Lorusso, April 23, 1985: US04512762 (251 worldwide citation)

A method for the treatment of atherosclerosis in a mammal by destruction of atheromatous plaque is disclosed. The disclosed method includes injecting a hematoporphyrin into the mammal for selective uptake into the atheromatous plaque, and delivering light to the diseased vessel so that the light act ...


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Morris Simon, Dmitry J Rabkin, Stephen Kleshinski: Metal wire stent. The Beth Israel Hospital Association, Lorusso & Loud, March 7, 1995: US05395390 (247 worldwide citation)

A stent comprising a wire skeletal frame, the frame being adapted to assume a first condition in which the frame is relatively rigid and substantially tubular in configuration and a second condition in which the frame is flexible, of reduced stress, and collapsible, such that in the second condition ...


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Tobin N Gerhart, Wilson C Hayes: Bioerodable implant composition. The Beth Israel Hospital Association, June 27, 1989: US04843112 (122 worldwide citation)

An improved bone cement is comprised of a particulate biocompatible calcium phosphate ceramic and particulate resorbable calcium salt dispersed in a cross-linked biodegradable polyester matrix. The polymer/salt-particle composite exhibits good biomechanical strength/modulus characteristics with surg ...


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J Richard Spears, Donna Bourgelais: Method for angioplasty. The Beth Israel Hospital, Lorusso & Loud, July 13, 1993: US05226430 (117 worldwide citation)

The region surrounding the balloon utilized in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is heated by means within the balloon or within the skin of the balloon upon inflation of the balloon such that disrupted tissues of the plaque in the arterial wall are heated in order to fuse together frag ...


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J Richard Spears: Method of treatment of artherosclerosis and balloon catheter the same. The Beth Israel Hospital Association, Lorusso & Loud, September 27, 1988: US04773899 (115 worldwide citation)

A method for the treatment of atherosclerosis in a mammal by destruction of atheromatous plaque is disclosed. The disclosed method includes injecting a hematoporphyrin into the mammal for selective uptake into the atheromatous plaque, and delivering light to the diseased vessel so that the light act ...


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Lester A Klein: Method for treating obstructive prostatism. The Beth Israel Hospital Association, Pahl Lorusso & Loud, April 28, 1987: US04660560 (95 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a method for treating obstructive prostatism in which a urethral catheter having a remotely fixed annular balloon is inserted into the urethra and urged therethrough until it is adjacent to the prostate gland. The annular balloon is inflated until the prostate has been force ...


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Gerald V O Reilly: Optical fiber with detachable metallic tip for intravascular laser coagulation of arteries, veins, aneurysms, vascular malformations and arteriovenous fistulas. The Beth Israel Hospital Association, Lorusso & Loud, April 5, 1988: US04735201 (87 worldwide citation)

A device is described which includes an optical fiber or fiber bundle for transmission of laser energy with a proximal end for connection to a laser source and a distal end to which a heat generating tip or cap is securely, but detachably, affixed with a hot-melt adhesive. The heat generating tip se ...