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Mark T Stewart, William J Flickinger, David E Francischelli, Rahul Mehra, Xiaoyi Min: Ablation catheter and method for isolating a pulmonary vein. Medtronic, Beth L McMahon, December 4, 2001: US06325797 (505 worldwide citation)

A catheter assembly and method for treatment of cardiac arrhythmia, for example, atrial fibrillation, by electrically isolating a vessel, such as a pulmonary vein, from a chamber, such as the left atrium. The catheter assembly includes a catheter body and at least one electrode. The catheter body in ...


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Scott E Jahns, Greg P Werness, Jon M Ocel, David Lipson, Donald N Jensen, David E Francischelli, James R Keogh: Suction stabilized epicardial ablation devices. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, May 6, 2003: US06558382 (399 worldwide citation)

A suction assisted ablation device having a support surface, suction elements disposed adjacent the support surface, at least one electrode and at least one suction conduit is provided. The device may further include fluid openings, which allow fluid to irrigate target tissue and aid in ablation. A ...


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Scott E Jahns, David E Francischelli, Alison A Lutterman, James R Keogh, Roderick E Briscoe, William G O Neill, Jack Goodman, Tom P Daigle, Paul T Rothstein, Adam A Podbelski, Stephen J Roddy, David J S Kim, Mark R Bilitz: Electrosurgical hemostat. Medtronic, Tom Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, August 1, 2006: US07083620 (398 worldwide citation)

A hemostat-type device for ablative treatment of tissue, particularly for treatment of atrial fibrillation, is constructed with features that provide easy and effective treatment. A swiveling head assembly can allow the jaws to be adjusted in pitch and roll. Malleable jaws can permit curved lesion s ...


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David E Francischelli, Scott E Jahns, James R Keogh: System and method for assessing transmurality of ablation lesions. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, June 24, 2003: US06584360 (284 worldwide citation)

A device for monitoring temperature generated by an ablation apparatus on organic tissue is provided. The device comprises a temperature sensing pad; and an output device to receive and display a representation of a lesion found on the ablated organic tissue. Ablation systems incorporating the devic ...


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David E Francischelli, Mark T Stewart, James R Skarda, Rahul Mehra: Ablation system and method of use. Medtronic, Thomas G Barry, Daniel M Lathan, November 18, 2003: US06648883 (271 worldwide citation)

A system and method for creating lesions and assessing their completeness or transmurality. Assessment of transmurality of a lesion is accomplished by monitoring the impedance of the tissue to be ablated. Rather than attempting to detect a desired drop or a desired increase impedance, completeness o ...


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David E Francischelli, Roderick E Briscoe, Paul T Rothstein, David Jin Sung Kim, James R Keogh, Tom P Daigle, Adam A Podbeliski, Stephen J Roddy, Steve Christian, Brian Ross, James Skarda, Scott E Jahns, Alison Lutterman: Electrosurgical hemostat. Medtronic, June 21, 2011: US07963963 (265 worldwide citation)

A hemostat-type device for ablative treatment of tissue, particularly for treatment of atrial fibrillation, is constructed with features that provide easy and effective treatment. The device may include a swiveling head assembly that allows the jaws to be adjusted in pitch and/or roll. The device ma ...


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David E Francischelli, Eduardo N Warman, Rahul Mehra, Mark T Stewart, James R Skarda, Harry Puryear, David Schwartzman: Ablation system and method of use. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, December 16, 2003: US06663627 (263 worldwide citation)

A system and method for creating lesions and assessing their completeness or transmurality. Assessment of transmurality of a lesion is accomplished by monitoring the depolarization signal amplitude in a local electrogram taken using electrodes located adjacent the tissue to be ablated. Following ons ...


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David E Francischelli, Eduardo N Warman, Justin A Harder, Scott E Jahns, Alison Lutterman: Ablation system and method of use. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, January 24, 2006: US06989010 (231 worldwide citation)

A system and method for creating lesions and assessing their completeness or transmurality. Assessment of transmurality of a lesion is accomplished by monitoring the impedance of the tissue to be ablated. Rather than attempting to detect a desired drop or a desired increase impedance, completeness o ...


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David E Francischelli, Scott E Jahns: Method and system for treatment of atrial tachyarrhythmias. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Daniel W Latham, December 2, 2003: US06656175 (231 worldwide citation)

A method and system for ablating tissue to provide a desired set of lesions. The system includes an ablation apparatus having an elongated shapeable section carrying a mechanism such as an electrode for applying ablation energy along the shapeable section. The shapeable section includes a member of ...


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Mark T Stewart, William J Flickinger, David E Francischelli, Rahul Mehra, Xiaoyi Min: Ablation catheter and method for isolating a pulmonary vein. Medtronic, Girma Wolde Michael, Michael C Soldner, September 27, 2005: US06949097 (212 worldwide citation)

A catheter body of a catheter assembly includes a proximal portion, an intermediate portion extending from the proximal portion, a distal portion extending from the intermediate portion, and a locating device including a distal tip extending from the distal portion of the catheter body. The intermed ...