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Robert Ginsburg, David F Profitt: Vascular catheter. Townsend & Townsend, July 5, 1988: US04754752 (293 worldwide citation)

An improved balloon-tipped catheter includes means for convectively heating the inflation medium within the balloon during dilation. In the preferred embodiment, the convective heat is provided by a radiant heating block which is attached to a laser light source through an optical waveguide extendin ...


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Robert Ginsburg, David F Profitt: Selective catheter guide. Townsend & Townsend, September 6, 1988: US04769005 (248 worldwide citation)

A guiding sheath for inserting guidewires or vascular catheters within a blood vessel includes an elongate body having plurality of axial lumens. At least some of the lumens project laterally from the body at preselected angles so that, when inserted therethrough, the guidewire or catheter will exit ...


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Robert Ginsburg, David F Profitt: Laser catheter having wide angle sweep. Townsend & Townsend, December 13, 1988: US04790310 (115 worldwide citation)

An improved laser catheter system includes a flexible catheter tube having proximate and distal ends. The distal end, which is intended for inserting into a patient's artery, is axially split into at least two segments. Optical waveguides extend the length of the catheter tube and terminate at the d ...