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Bruce Adams, Ahmed Malek, Jerry R Brightbill, Nasser Rafiee, Nareak Douk, David S Brin, Dennis L Brooks, Robert D Lashinski: Collapsible blood filter with optimal braid geometry. Medtronic Ave, Medtronic Ave, August 5, 2003: US06602271 (253 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a collapsible blood filter for use during a vascular procedure, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A filter made of braided filaments is located on the distal end of a delivery member, and the filter is deployed downstream of the vascular treatment site to capture embo ...


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Eliot Bloom, Nareak Douk, John Horrigan, Rany Huynh, Nasser Rafiee: Tensioning device, system, and method for treating mitral valve regurgitation. Medtronic Vascular, January 8, 2008: US07316706 (221 worldwide citation)

A system for treating mitral valve regurgitation comprises a tensioning device slidably received within a delivery catheter. The tensioning device includes a tether linking proximal an anchoring member and a distal anchoring member. At least one of the anchoring members includes an elastic portion t ...


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Nareak Douk, Nasser Rafiee, Peter G Strickler, Matt S Poole, Ellen M Jennings: Guidewire apparatus for temporary distal embolic protection. Medtronic Vascular, June 28, 2005: US06911036 (165 worldwide citation)

A guidewire apparatus for use during percutaneous catheter interventions, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A protection element comprising a filter or an occluder is mounted near the distal end of a steerable guidewire, which guides a therapeutic catheter. The guidewire apparatus comprises a ...


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Nareak Douk, Nasser Rafiee, David S Brin, Peter G Strickler: Temporary intraluminal filter guidewire and methods of use. Medtronic AVE, March 15, 2005: US06866677 (136 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a temporary intraluminal filter guidewire for use during interventional procedures, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A braided filter is mounted near the distal end of a steerable guidewire, which guides a therapeutic catheter. An actuator rod slides over the guidewi ...


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Nareak Douk, Nasser Rafiee, David S Brin, Peter G Strickler, Jerry Brightbill, James F Crittenden: Temporary intraluminal filter guidewire. Medtronic Vascular, James F Crittgnden, November 16, 2004: US06818006 (129 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a temporary intraluminal filter guidewire for use during interventional procedures, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A braided filter is mounted near the distal end of a steerable guidewire, which guides a therapeutic catheter. An actuator rod slides over the guidewi ...


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Eliot Bloom, Nasser Rafiee, Morgan House: Double-walled stent system. Medtronic Vascular, October 5, 2010: US07806919 (113 worldwide citation)

A double walled stent system particularly suited for treating abnormalities of the right ventricular outflow tract is disclosed having an exterior stent component and an interior stent component. The exterior stent component is secured to the interior stent component in a non-fixed, sliding relation ...


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Thomas E Watson Jr, Harold Mark Aznoian, Ronald B Lamport, Paul D Gillette, Donald Golden, Nasser Rafiee: Telescoping serial elastic band ligator. C R Bard, Darby & Darby, August 4, 1998: US05788715 (93 worldwide citation)

A ligating band dispenser has a plurality of elastic ligating bands at least one of which is supported on each of a series of partially nested cylinders. Inner and intermediate cylinders comprise axially sliding cylinders for dispensing the ligating bands. An outer cylinder,which may be attached to ...


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Nareak Douk, Nasser Rafiee, David J Sauvageau, Steve Dapolito: Guidewire apparatus for temporary distal embolic protection. Medtronic Ave, March 16, 2004: US06706055 (91 worldwide citation)

A guidewire apparatus for use during percutaneous catheter interventions such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A protection element comprising a filter or an occluder is mounted near the distal end of a steerable guidewire, which guides a therapeutic catheter. The guidewire apparatus comprises a ...


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Nasser Rafiee, Jerry R Brightbill, David S Brin, Timothy P Collins, Steven R Dapolito, Barbara S DeVaux, Nareak Douk, Albert H Dunfee, Heng Mao, Michael S Noone, Dennis L Brooks, Robert D Lashinski: Distal protection device. James F Crittenden, April 6, 2004: US06716231 (77 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a distal protection device for use during a vascular treatment, such as angioplasty or atherectomy. A filter assembly located on the distal end of a delivery member is deployed distally of the vascular region to be treated to capture emboli released during and immediately af ...


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Nareak Douk, Nasser Rafiee, Peter G Strickler: Temporary device for capturing embolic material. Medtronic Vascular, James F Crittenden, May 16, 2006: US07044958 (67 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a temporary device for capturing and removing embolic material during interventional procedures, such as angioplasty or stent deployment. A self-closing, tubular capture element, which may be either a filter or an occluder, is mounted near the distal end of a guidewire. The ...