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Roger A Stern, Vincent N Sullivan, Roxanne L Richman, Loren L Roy, Robert L Marion, Thomas D Striegler: Bipolar/monopolar endometrial ablation device and method. Vesta Medical, William B Walker, October 8, 1996: US05562720 (594 worldwide citation)

An endometrial ablation device and a method of manufacturing and using the device. An RF current is passed through an endometrium to heat it. An electroconductive expandable member such as a balloon is used as the medium for passing the current and causing the heating of the endometrium. The power d ...


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Matthias Vaska, Banjamin Pless, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr, Scott C Anderson, Roxanne L Richman: Method of ablating tissue from an epicardial location. Epicor, Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 13, 2001: US06314963 (374 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a lesion. The apparatus and met ...


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Matthias Vaska, Benjamin Pless, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr, Scott C Anderson, Roxanne L Richman: Method of ablating tissue around the pulmonary veins. Epicor, Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 13, 2001: US06314962 (346 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a lesion. The apparatus and met ...


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Matthias Vaska, Benjamin Pless, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr, Scott C Anderson, Roxanne L Richman: Apparatus and method for diagnosis and therapy of electrophysiological disease. Epicor, Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 6, 2001: US06311692 (326 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a lesion. The apparatus and met ...


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Matthias Vaska, Benjamin Pless, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr, Scott C Anderson, Roxanne L Richman: Apparatus and method for diagnosis and therapy of electrophysiological disease. Epicor, Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 5, 2002: US06474340 (265 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a lesion. The apparatus and met ...


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Benjamin Pless, Scott C Anderson, Jonathan L Podmore, Matthias Vaska, John E Crowe, Roxanne L Richman, Timothy Ciciarelli, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr: Apparatus and method for ablating tissue. Epicor Medical, Jens E Hoekendijk, Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 11, 2003: US06645202 (258 worldwide citation)

A control system alters one or more characteristics of an ablating element to ablate tissue. In one aspect, the control system delivers energy nearer to the surface of the tissue by changing the frequency or power. In another aspect, the ablating element delivers focused ultrasound which is focused ...


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Matthias Vaska, Banjamin Pless, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr, Scott C Anderson, Roxanne L Richman: Apparatus and method for diagnosis and therapy of electrophysiological disease. Epicor, Hoekendijk & Lynch, November 26, 2002: US06484727 (240 worldwide citation)

The invention provides apparatus and methods for mapping conduction pathways and creating lesions in the heart wall for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The apparatus may include at least one epicardial ablation probe having a plurality of electrodes for creating a lesion. The apparatus and met ...


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Benjamin Pless, Scott C Anderson, Jonathan L Podmore, Matthias Vaska, John E Crowe, Roxanne L Richman, Timothy Ciciarelli, David A Gallup, Jack E Ulstad Jr: Apparatus and method for ablating tissue. Epicor Medical, Jens E Hoekendijk, October 19, 2004: US06805129 (207 worldwide citation)

A control system alters one or more characteristics of an ablating element to ablate tissue. In one aspect, the control system delivers energy nearer to the surface of the tissue by changing the frequency or power. In another aspect, the ablating element delivers focused ultrasound which is focused ...


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John W Sliwa Jr, Matthias Vaska, Jonathan L Podmore, Roxanne L Richman, Scott C Anderson, Gerard Champsaur, John E Crowe: Methods and devices for ablation. Epicor Medical, Jens E Hoekendijk, Hoekendijk & Lynch, February 10, 2004: US06689128 (176 worldwide citation)

An ablating device has a cover which holds an interface material such as a gel. The cover contains the interface material during initial placement of the device. The ablating device may also have a removable tip or a membrane filled with fluid. In still another aspect, the ablating device may be sub ...


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John W Sliwa Jr, Matthias Vaska, Jonathan L Podmore, Roxanne L Richman, Scott C Anderson, Gerard Champsaur, John E Crowe: Methods and devices for ablation. Epicor Medical, Jens E Hoekendijk, Hoekendijk & Lynch, March 9, 2004: US06701931 (163 worldwide citation)

An ablating device has a cover which holds an interface material such as a gel. The cover contains the interface material during initial placement of the device. The ablating device may also have a removable tip or a membrane filled with fluid. In still another aspect, the ablating device may be sub ...