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Gregory G Brucker, Steven D Savage: Laser catheter with moveable integral fixation wires. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, June 13, 1995: US05423805 (76 worldwide citation)

A laser catheter for irradiation of human myocardial tissue containing a movable feedback mechanism for monitoring the damage created by laser irradiation, and which is usable with standard catheters designed for angiography and angioplasty. Means for sensing distal temperature are provided in the f ...


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Dana Ray Mester, Kenneth Wayne Grace, Gregory G Brucker, Steven D Savage: Guided ablation with end-fire fiber. MedicalCV, Merchant & Gould P C, July 3, 2007: US07238180 (65 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating a body tissue in situ (e.g., an atrial tissue of a heart to treat atrial fibrillation) include a lesion formation tool is positioned against the heart surface. The apparatus includes a guide member having a tissue-opposing surface for placement against a heart sur ...


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Edward A Barlow, Gregory G Brucker: Balloon catheter. Angeion Corporation, Hugh D Jaeger, December 15, 1992: US05171297 (62 worldwide citation)

A balloon consisting of braided fibers encapsulated between two plastic elastomeric materials affixes to a distal end of a catheter. The braided fibers provide reinforcement to contain pressure and determine the maximum diameter of the balloon on expansion. The elastomeric material provides for flui ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Steven D Savage: Ablation catheter with positional sensor. Biosense Webster, George H Gerstman, Seyfarth Shaw, October 1, 2002: US06458123 (58 worldwide citation)

An ablation catheter is provided which comprises a steerable catheter including a distal portion and a proximal portion. An ablation electrode is carried by the distal portion, with the ablation electrode having structure defining an interior space and having at least one aperture. A positional sens ...


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Steven D Savage, Gregory G Brucker: Laser catheter with monitor and dissolvable tip. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, January 25, 1994: US05281212 (50 worldwide citation)

A laser catheter for irradiation of human myocardial tissue containing a fixed feedback mechanism for monitoring the damage created by laser irradiation, and which is usable with standard catheters designed for angiography and angioplasty. Means for sensing distal temperature are provided in the for ...


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Duane Zytkovicz, Thomas J McEvoy, Gregory G Brucker: Inflation system for a balloon catheter. Burron Cardiovascular a Division of B Braun Medical, Hugh D Jaeger, May 25, 1993: US05213115 (48 worldwide citation)

An inflation system for pressurization and depressurization of a balloon catheter. The inflation system includes a syringe, including a syringe barrel, a plunger with expandable thread, a handle with cam, a syringe end cap, pressure gauge, flexible tubing, and connectors. The syringe is structured s ...


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Wesley Pedersen, Robert A Van Tassel, Robert S Schwartz, Gregory G Brucker, Skott E Greenhalgh: Valvuloplasty devices and methods. InterValve, Inskeep IP Group, November 17, 2009: US07618432 (46 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an aortic valvuloplasty catheter which, in one preferred embodiment, has a tapered distal balloon segment that anchors within the left ventricle outflow track of the patient's heart and a rounded proximal segment which conforms to the aortic sinuses forcing the valve l ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Robert H Svenson: Laser-based maze procedure for atrial fibrillation. Medical CV, Merchant & Gould P C, January 16, 2007: US07163534 (40 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for treating atrial tissue include positioning a lesion formation tool against the atrial surface. An optical fiber of the tool is energized at a wavelength is selected to have a low absorption in water.


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Robert H Svenson, Gregory G Brucker, Steven D Savage: Process and apparatus for mapping of tachyarrhythmia. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, April 25, 1995: US05409008 (40 worldwide citation)

Process and apparatus for mapping of tachyarrhythmia, such as ventricular tachycardia. The apparatus is a mapping catheter which is a polymer member including a plurality of electrodes at a distal end. An upper ring is divided into at least bipolar poles for sensing endocardial potentials. A spaced ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Duane Zytkoviez, Thomas J McEvoy: Digital display for an inflation system for a balloon catheter. B Braun Medical, Hugh D Jaeger, January 18, 1994: US05279563 (38 worldwide citation)

An inflation system for pressurization and depressurization of a balloon catheter. The inflation system includes a syringe, including a syringe barrel, a plunger with expandable thread, a handle with cam, a syringe end cap, and a digital pressure gauge. The syringe is structured such that part of th ...