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David K Swanson, Sidney D Fleischman, Josef V Koblish, Russell B Thompson, James G Whayne, Thomas R Jenkins, Edward J Snyder: Surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic a therapeutic element within the body. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, November 7, 2000: US06142994 (359 worldwide citation)

A surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic or therapeutic element within the body. The apparatus may be catheter-based or a probe including a relatively short shaft.


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Huy D Phan, David K Swanson, Josef V Koblish, Russell B Thompson, Thomas R Jenkins: Apparatus for mapping and coagulating soft tissue in or around body orifices. Scimed Life Systems, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, March 4, 2003: US06529756 (333 worldwide citation)

A probe that may be used to create circumferential lesions in body tissue and, in some implementations, may also be used to perform mapping functions. The probe includes a collapsible/expandable structure that supports electrodes or other operative elements against the body tissue.


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David K Swanson, Sidney D Fleischman, Josef V Koblish, Russell B Thompson, James G Whayne, Thomas R Jenkins, Edward J Snyder: Surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic or therapeutic element within the body. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, September 7, 2004: US06786905 (316 worldwide citation)

A surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic or therapeutic element within the body. The apparatus may be catheter-based or a probe including a relatively short shaft.


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Josef V Koblish, Russell B Thompson, Thomas R Jenkins, Anant V Hegde: Loop structures for supporting diagnostic and therapeutic elements in contact with body tissue. SciMed Life Systems, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, April 1, 2003: US06542781 (313 worldwide citation)

A probe that facilitates the creation of circumferential lesions in body tissue. The probe includes a elongate body and a loop structure, in the form of a helical structure or other loop structure, that supports electrodes or other operative elements against the body tissue.


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Russell B Thompson, Edward J Snyder, Sidney D Fleischman, James G Whayne, Thomas R Jenkins: Surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic or therapeutic element within the body. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, November 28, 2000: US06152920 (295 worldwide citation)

A surgical device including a relatively short shaft, a bendable spline assembly associated with the distal end of the shaft and having a predetermined configuration, the spline assembly being adapted to collapse in response to an application of an external force and to expand to the predetermined c ...


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Thomas R Jenkins, Russell B Thompson, Robert Burnside, Anant V Hegde, David K Swanson: Loop structures for supporting diagnostic and therapeutic elements contact with body tissue and expandable push devices for use with same. SciMed Life Systems, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, November 11, 2003: US06645199 (195 worldwide citation)

An apparatus that facilitates the creation of circumferential lesions in body tissue. The apparatus includes a first probe having a loop structure that supports electrodes or other operative elements against the body tissue and a second probe with an expandable push structure that may be used to urg ...


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Huy D Phan, David K Swanson, Josef V Koblish, Russell B Thompson, Thomas R Jenkins: Apparatus for mapping and coagulating soft tissue in or around body orifices. Boston Scientific SciMed, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, June 7, 2005: US06904303 (130 worldwide citation)

A probe that may be used to create circumferential lesions in body tissue and, in some implementations, may also be used to perform mapping functions. The probe includes a collapsible/expandable structure that supports electrodes or other operative elements against the body tissue.


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David K Swanson, Sidney D Fleischman, Josef V Koblish, Russell B Thompson, James G Whayne, Thomas R Jenkins, Edward J Snyder: Surgical apparatus for positioning a diagnostic or therapeutic element within the body. EP Technologies, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, July 30, 2002: US06425895 (116 worldwide citation)

A surgical method and apparatus for positioning a diagnostic or therapeutic element within the body. The apparatus may be catheter-based or a probe including a relatively short shaft.


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Huy D Phan, David K Swanson, Josef V Koblish, Russell B Thompson, Thomas R Jenkins: Apparatus for mapping and coagulating soft tissue in or around body orifices. Boston Scientific Scimed, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, February 27, 2007: US07184811 (103 worldwide citation)

A probe that may be used to create circumferential lesions in body tissue and, in some implementations, may also be used to perform mapping functions. The probe includes a collapsible/expandable structure that supports electrodes or other operative elements against the body tissue.


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Thomas R Jenkins, Jeffrey S Jones: Loop structure including inflatable therapeutic device. Boston Scientific Scimed, Henricks Slavin & Holmes, September 12, 2006: US07104990 (72 worldwide citation)

A probe including an elongate body defining a distal region adapted to be bent into a loop and an inflatable tissue coagulation body supported on the elongate body distal region.