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Paul C Nardella: Fluid cooled ablation catheter. American Cardiac Ablation Co, Lahive & Cockfield, August 2, 1994: US05334193 (931 worldwide citation)

A thin, elongate and flexible ablation catheter, suitable for delivery to an internal organ, comprises a fluid delivery lumen centrally located within the catheter, and first and second electrodes disposed on an outer surface of the catheter. The electrodes preferably are helically oriented about th ...


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Mir A Imran, Mark L Pomeranz: Catheter for RF ablation with cooled electrode. Cardiac Pathways Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, September 20, 1994: US05348554 (816 worldwide citation)

A catheter for radio frequency ablation with a cooled electrode for use in tissue having a surface comprising an elongate member having proximal and distal extremities. A metal conducting electrode secured to the distal extremity of the elongate member and having a chamber therein. A conductor exten ...


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Tibor A Nappholz, William N Hursta, Albert K Dawson, Bruce M Steinhaus: Implantable ambulatory electrocardiogram monitor. Telectronics Pacing Systems, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman, May 19, 1992: US05113869 (763 worldwide citation)

An implanted programmable ambulatory electrocardiography (AECG) patient monitoring device that senses and analyzes electrocardiographic signals from at least one subcutaneous precordial sensor chronically and frequently to detect electrocardiogram and physiological signal characteristics predictive ...


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John E Abele: Heart ablation catheter with expandable electrode and method of coupling energy to an electrode on a catheter shaft. Boston Scientific Corporation, Lyon & Lyon, January 19, 1999: US05860974 (727 worldwide citation)

An expandable ablation electrode is provided on a catheter constructed to access the heart. When the electrode is introduced to the heart, it is small and suitably flexible to maneuver through the torturous path. However, when the catheter is in place in the heart, the electrode is expansible in dia ...


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Joseph H Schulman, Charles L Byers, John C Gord, Rajiv Shah, Lyle Dean Canfield: Implantable substrate sensor. Alfred E Mann Foundation, Lee Jay Mandell, July 10, 2001: US06259937 (685 worldwide citation)

An implantable substrate sensor has electronic circuitry and electrodes formed on opposite sides of a substrate. A protective coating covers the substrate, effectively hermetically sealing the electronic circuitry under the coating. Exposed areas of the electrodes are selectively left uncovered by t ...


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Mir Imran: Endocardial mapping and ablation system and catheter probe. Cardiac Pathways Corporation, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, October 20, 1992: US05156151 (633 worldwide citation)

Endocardial mapping and/or ablation system for introduction into a chamber of the heart formed by a wall by passage through a lumen leading to the chamber in the heart having blood therein comprising a catheter probe with proximal and distal extremities adn having an elongate tubular member with at ...


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Csaba Truckai, Richard S Jaraczewski, Frank Nguyen, Scott H West: Multicurve deflectable catheter. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 30, 1996: US05487757 (617 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiology catheter (20) comprises a shaft (22) having a first bending stiffness and a deflectable tip (28) secured to the distal end (24) of the shaft with a second bending stiffness less than the first bending stiffness. At least one electrode (34, 36) is mounted to the tip for deliverin ...


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Joachim F Wernicke, Reese S Terry Jr, Ross G Baker Jr: Treatment of eating disorders by nerve stimulation. Cyberonics, Leitner Green & Christensen, February 23, 1993: US05188104 (587 worldwide citation)

A method of treating patients with compulsive eating disorders includes the steps of detecting a preselected event indicative of an imminent need for treatment of the specific eating disorder of interest, and responding to the detected occurrence of the preselected event by applying a predetermined ...


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Boaz Avitall: Deflectable loop electrode array mapping and ablation catheter for cardiac chambers. Haugen and Nikolai, November 23, 1993: US05263493 (578 worldwide citation)

A cardiac arrhythmia mapping and ablation catheter has a main catheter that is provided with a mapping and ablation system attached to its distal end which includes an adjustable loop carrying an electrode array including a plurality of parallel-connected, separately operable mapping/ablation electr ...


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Mir A Imran, Mark L Pomeranz, Gholam Reza Zadno Azizi: Apparatus and Method for ventricular mapping and ablation. Cardiac Pathways Corporation, Harold C Hohbach, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, November 14, 1995: US05465717 (564 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for mapping a wall of a heart forming a chamber in the heart comprising a guiding catheter having a lumen extending therethrough and a mapping catheter having a shaft that is slidably mounted in the lumen of the guiding catheter. A basket assembly is provided and is comprised of a pluralit ...