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Denise Barbut, Jonathan D Root, Robert Rizzari, James M Sellers, Giovanni Pastrone, John McKenzie: Atherectomy device having trapping and excising means for removal of plaque from the aorta and other arteries. Embol X, Lyon & Lyon, September 2, 1997: US05662671 (658 worldwide citation)

An arterial catheter system for removing plaque from the aorta and other arteries is disclosed. The system typically includes an elongate catheter member, a filtration apparatus disposed within the distal region, and an atherectomy assembly which includes a mechanism for trapping and holding mobile ...


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Hanson S Gifford III, John B Simpson, Peter S Brown: Atherectomy device for severe occlusions. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Townsend & Townsend, May 22, 1990: US04926858 (455 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy catheter for removal of plaque buildup from the walls of a blood vessel. The atherectomy catheter includes a cutter assembly disposed at the distal end of a flexible guide tube that may be inserted into a vessel and directed to the occlusion. A proximal actuator assembly is adapted to ...


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Denise Barbut, Jonathan D Root, Robert Rizzari, James M Sellers, Giovanni Pastrone, John McKenzie: Atherectomy device having trapping and excising means for removal of plaque from the aorta and other arteries. Embol X, William E Mouzavires, January 4, 2000: US06010522 (426 worldwide citation)

An arterial catheter system for removing plaque from the aorta and other arteries is disclosed. The system typically includes an elongate catheter member, a filtration apparatus disposed within the distal region, and an atherectomy assembly which includes a mechanism for trapping and holding mobile ...


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Denise Barbut, Jonathan D Root, Robert Rizzari, James M Sellers, Giovanni Pastrone, John McKenzie: Atherectomy device having trapping and excising means for removal of plaque from the aorta and other arteries. Embol X, William E Mouzavires, April 20, 1999: US05895399 (385 worldwide citation)

An arterial catheter system for removing plaque from the aorta and other arteries is disclosed. The system typically includes an elongate catheter member, a filtration apparatus disposed within the distal region, and an atherectomy assembly which includes a mechanism for trapping and holding mobile ...


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John B Simpson, Hira Thapliyal, Hanson S Gifford III, Tommy G Davis: Atherectomy device having a flexible housing. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, November 1, 1988: US04781186 (334 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy device having a housing at the distal end of a catheter adapted for insertion into the vascular system. The housing has a cutout in one side, and a cutter that is mounted in the housing for both axial and rotary movement with respect to the cutout. At least a portion of the housing is ...


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Hanson S Gifford III, John B Simpson: Single lumen atherectomy catheter device. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, June 2, 1987: US04669469 (315 worldwide citation)

Atherectomy device for removing material from an atheroma in the vascular system. A cutter is mounted in a cylindrical housing having a cutout on one side thereof at the distal end of a catheter. The catheter has a single luminal opening, and a flexible drive cable for operating the cutter passes th ...


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Michael Evans, Richard L Mueller: Atherectomy device having helical blade and blade guide. Devices for Vascular Intervention, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, July 13, 1993: US05226909 (312 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy catheter includes a catheter body having a cylindrical housing at its distal end. The cylindrical housing includes an elongate cutting aperture on one side thereof and a mechanism for severing atheroma which enters within the opening. In a first embodiment, the cutting mechanism compr ...


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Samuel Shiber: Atherectomy device. Surgical Systems & Instruments, Samuel Shiber, June 27, 1989: US04842579 (292 worldwide citation)

An atherectomy system for cutting, ingesting and removing an obstruction from within a patient's artery, having a flexible guide-wire insertable into the artery, a flexible rotary catheter being rotatably disposed and insertable into the artery over the flexible guide-wire, a blade at a distal end o ...


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Phillip C Burke: Method of removing plaque using catheter cutter with torque control. Device for Vascular Intervention, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, December 13, 1994: US05372602 (292 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a motor drive unit for use in conjunction with an atherectomy device which limits the torque exerted on a drive cable for rotating a cutting blade in the device. In a preferred embodiment, a motor drive unit includes a motor having a shaft coupled to the drive cable for rotati ...


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Denise R Barbut, Jonathan D Root, Giovanni Pastrone: Atherectomy device having trapping and excising means for removal of plaque from the aorta and other arteries. SciMed Life Systems, Crompton Seager & Tufte, October 30, 2001: US06309399 (287 worldwide citation)

An arterial catheter system for removing plaque from the aorta and other arteries is disclosed. The system typically includes an elongate catheter member, a filtration apparatus disposed within the distal region, and an atherectomy assembly which includes a mechanism for trapping and holding mobile ...