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Peter C Block, W Earl Anderson, David G Atteridge: Inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve for percutaneous transluminal implantation of same. Stetina Brunda Buyan, Raymond Sun, September 10, 1996: US05554185 (657 worldwide citation)

An inflatable prosthetic cardiovascular valve which is constructed so as to be initially deployable in a deflated "collapsed" configuration wherein the valve may be passed through the lumen of a cardiovascular catheter and subsequently inflated to an "operative" configuration so as to perform its in ...


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Wilton W Webster Jr: Cardiovascular catheter with laterally stable basket-shaped electrode array with puller wire. Cordis Webster, Christie Parker & Hale, June 30, 1998: US05772590 (366 worldwide citation)

A catheter for cardiac mapping includes a tubular catheter shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen, the lumen being optionally closed at the distal end. The catheter further includes a plurality of flexible arms which can bow outwardly to form a three-dimensional shape, such as a bask ...


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Benjamin I Lee: Methods and device for percutaneous sealing of arterial puncture sites. Cushman Darby & Cushman, August 22, 1995: US05443481 (322 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for closing a puncture in a wall of an artery made for the purpose of moving an elongated cardiovascular catheter into the artery. The method includes the steps of withdrawing the cardiovascular catheter from the artery while ensuring that the location of the puncture remains id ...


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Wilton W Webster Jr: Cardiovascular catheter with laterally stable basket-shaped electrode array. Cordis Webster, Christie Parker & Hale, May 2, 1995: US05411025 (275 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiological mapping device includes an outer catheter, an inner catheter slidable within the outer catheter, and an electronic activation and recording device for electrically activating electrodes on the inner catheter and/or recording electric signals received by the electrodes. The di ...


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Glenn W Laub: Percutaneous venous cannula for cardiopulmonary bypass. Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, February 28, 1989: US04808163 (177 worldwide citation)

A cardiovascular catheter for use particularly in situations requiring varying forms of cardiopulmonary bypass. The catheter which can be introduced percutaneously has an expandable section in proximity to drainage inlets. In one form of the invention the catheter is introduced percutaneously with t ...


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Hosheng Tu, Chi Wu James Chang: Catheter probe system with inflatable soft shafts. Irvine Biomedical, January 18, 2000: US06016437 (162 worldwide citation)

A cardiovascular catheter probe system suitable for electrophysiology mapping and radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue comprises a plurality of catheter shafts having a proximal end, a distal handle, and a lumen extending therebetween, wherein a distal portion of the shaft is deflectable and in ...


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Byron L Moran, Allan F Willis, Mendelson Yitzhak: Disposable calibration boot for optical-type cardiovascular catheter. Spectramed, Ashen Golant Martin & Seldon, May 17, 1988: US04744656 (122 worldwide citation)

The catheter tip fits into a cavity in the boot and is held gently (in the longitudinal direction) by a detent formed within the cavity. A calibration substance faces the tip in a mechanically and optically standardized calibration relationship, to reflect light from within the catheter back into th ...


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Wilton W Webster Jr: Cardiovascular catheter with laterally stable basket-shaped electrode array. Cordis Webster, Christie Parker & Hale, May 13, 1997: US05628313 (114 worldwide citation)

An electrophysiological mapping device includes an outer catheter, an inner catheter slidable within the outer catheter, and an electronic activation and recording device for electrically activating electrodes on the inner catheter and/or recording electric signals received by the electrodes. The di ...


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Eric N Rudie: Microwave antenna for arterial for arterial microwave applicator. Urologix, Kinney & Lange P A, July 7, 1998: US05776176 (113 worldwide citation)

A microwave antenna is insertable into a cardiovascular catheter and is formed from a coaxial cable including an inner conductor and an inner insulator with the inner insulator having a reduced diameter portion adjacent a distal end of the catheter. An antenna coil portion of the microwave antenna i ...


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Dwayne D Saice: Cardiovascular catheter seal device. Lyon & Lyon, July 20, 1976: US03970089 (105 worldwide citation)

A device capable of sealing the extracorporeal end of a catheter sheath in which has been disposed a catheter is described. An elastomeric member such as a toroidal bladder is confined within a chamber defined by a rigid, hollow body portion and controllably distended so as to restrict a lumen throu ...