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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald G Lax, Ingemar H Lundquist, Hugh R Sharkey: Medical probe device and method. Vidamed, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, December 6, 1994: US05370675 (846 worldwide citation)

A medical probe device comprises a catheter having a stylet guide housing with one or more stylet ports in a side wall thereof and a stylet guide for directing a flexible stylet outward through the stylet port and through intervening tissue at a preselected, adjustable angle to a target tissue. The ...


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Gregory G Brucker, Steven D Savage: Ablation catheter system. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, March 19, 1996: US05500012 (781 worldwide citation)

An ablation catheter system, including a guiding/mapping catheter assembly and a laser catheter. The guiding/mapping catheter includes ring electrodes, tip electrodes, a moveable fixation wire, and a central catheter lumen for an ablation catheter. A laser catheter includes an optical fiber for pass ...


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Lilip Lau, William M Hartigan: Method and system for stent delivery. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, October 27, 1992: US05158548 (522 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery system having an expandable stent in a contracted condition positioned on an expandable member, such as an inflatable balloon, disposed on the distal portion of an elongated catheter body. A guidewire extends through an inner lumen within the elongated catheter body and out its dist ...


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Mark T Stewart, William J Flickinger, David E Francischelli, Rahul Mehra, Xiaoyi Min: Ablation catheter and method for isolating a pulmonary vein. Medtronic, Beth L McMahon, December 4, 2001: US06325797 (505 worldwide citation)

A catheter assembly and method for treatment of cardiac arrhythmia, for example, atrial fibrillation, by electrically isolating a vessel, such as a pulmonary vein, from a chamber, such as the left atrium. The catheter assembly includes a catheter body and at least one electrode. The catheter body in ...


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Mir A Imran: Catheter apparatus and method for treating occluded vessels. Percusurge, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear L, November 10, 1998: US05833650 (484 worldwide citation)

A catheter assembly for treatment of a stenosis in a lumen in a blood-carrying vessel comprising a first flexible elongate tubular member having proximal and distal extremities. A first inflatable balloon is coaxially mounted on the distal extremity of the first flexible elongate tubular member and ...


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John B Simpson, Edward W Robert: Vascular guiding catheter assembly and vascular dilating catheter assembly and a combination thereof and methods of making the same. Advanced Catheter Systems, April 6, 1982: US04323071 (464 worldwide citation)

A combination guiding catheter assembly and a dilating catheter assembly. The guiding catheter assembly includes a first flexible tubular member formed of a material which has a low coefficient of friction and a second flexible tubular member encasing said first tubular member so that the first tubu ...


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Stuart D Edwards, Ronald G Lax, Ingemar H Lundquist, Hugh R Sharkey: Medical probe device and method. Vidamed, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, November 22, 1994: US05366490 (461 worldwide citation)

A medical probe device comprises a catheter having a stylet guide housing with one or more stylet ports in a side wall thereof and guide means for directing a flexible stylet outward through the stylet port and through intervening tissue at a preselected, adjustable angle to a target tissue. The tot ...


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James Whayne, Yi Yang: Collapsible spline structure using a balloon as an expanding actuator. EP Technologies, Lyon & Lyon, November 7, 2000: US06142993 (448 worldwide citation)

A collapsible electrode catheter assembly (10) having a delivery system (12) for controlling a catheter guide tube (16) having a catheter distal end assembly (22) thereon. The catheter distal end assembly (22) has an electrode structure (28) on an expanding assembly (34) for enlarging the electrode ...


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Paul W Boyles: Aortic balloon catheter assembly for indirect infusion of the coronary arteries. Rhodes Coats & Bennett, December 1, 1992: US05167628 (434 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for indirectly infusing the coronary arteries involves insertion of a relatively large tubular member into the left ventricle to maintain blood flow from the left ventricle into the aorta. An isolated chamber within a segment of the aorta encompassing the opening to the corona ...


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Lilip Lau, William M Hartigan: Method and system for stent delivery. Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, September 6, 1994: US05344426 (394 worldwide citation)

A stent delivery system having an expandable stent in a contracted condition positioned on an expandable member, such as an inflatable balloon, disposed on the distal portion of an elongated catheter body. A guidewire extends through an inner lumen within the elongated catheter body and out its dist ...