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Robert J Crowley, John E Abele, Charles D Lennox, Susan M Ropiak: Catheters for imaging, sensing electrical potentials, and ablating tissue. Boston Scientific Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, December 21, 1999: US06004269 (1009 worldwide citation)

An acoustic imaging system for use within a heart has a catheter (6), an ultrasound device (10) incorporated into the catheter (6), and an electrode (300, 304, 334, 394) mounted on the catheter (6). The ultrasound device (10) directs ultrasonic signals toward an internal structure in the heart to cr ...


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Charles D Lennox, Susan M Ropiak, Troy W Roberts, Stephen P Beaudet: Ablation catheters. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, November 5, 1996: US05571088 (374 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter is provided that includes a catheter shaft constructed for insertion into a blood vessel, an inflatable balloon mounted on a distal portion of the catheter shaft, a heating device mounted on the distal portion of the catheter arranged for heating tissue in contact with the balloon ...


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Daniel B Fram, Ellison Berns, Susan M Ropiak, Donald S Rowe: Device and method for heating tissue in a patients body. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, July 30, 1996: US05540679 (270 worldwide citation)

A balloon catheter is provided that includes a catheter shaft constructed for insertion into a blood vessel, a balloon mounted on the catheter shaft, and a heating device located within the balloon and arranged for heating fluid inside the balloon to permit heating of tissue by thermal conduction fr ...


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Susan M Ropiak: Multiple hole drug delivery balloon. Boston Scientific Corporation, Pearson & Pearson, December 1, 1998: US05843033 (93 worldwide citation)

An inflatable medical device for delivery of medication to an organ in the body having a multi-lumen catheter and a hollow, inflatable channel-like medication deliverable balloon at the distal end of the catheter. A plurality of conduits extend along the balloon between the walls of the balloon for ...


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Susan M Ropiak: Multiple hole drug delivery balloon. Boston Scientific Corporation, Pearson & Pearson, January 19, 1999: US05860954 (39 worldwide citation)

An inflatable medical device for delivery of medication to an organ in the body having a multi-lumen catheter and a hollow, inflatable channel-like medication deliverable balloon at the distal end of the catheter. A plurality of conduits extend along the balloon between the walls of the balloon for ...