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James L Say, Nathan R Long, Eric A Peper, Henning Sakslund: System and method for measuring a bioanalyte such as lactate. Pepex Biomedical, Merchant & Gould P C, September 12, 2000: US06117290 (534 worldwide citation)

The present disclosure relates to an on-line lactate sensor arrangement. The sensor arrangement includes a lactate sensor, a catheter for withdrawing a test sample, and a first fluid flow line provided fluid communication between the lactate sensor and the catheter. The sensor arrangement also inclu ...


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Kristian DiMatteo, Peter Marshall: Implantable prosthetic valve. Scimed Life Systems, Hoffmann & Baron, August 27, 2002: US06440164 (506 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic valve for implantation within a fluid conducting lumen within a body includes an elongate generally cylindrical radially collapsible valve body scaffold defining a fluid passageway therethrough for retentive positioning within the lumen. A radially collapsible leaf valve member is suppo ...


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Dusan Pavcnik, Sidney Wallace, Kenneth C Wright: Prosthetic valve for percutaneous insertion. Woodard Emhardt Naughton Moriarty & McNett, March 14, 1995: US05397351 (484 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic valve comprises a poppet, a seat and a restraining element. The poppet, seat and restraining element include an insertion form for percutaneously inserting into a fluid passageway within a living body and an operational form for operating within the fluid passageway. The valve is self-e ...


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Greg G Brucker, Jerome P Saul, Steven D Savage: Fluid cooled and perfused tip for a catheter. Angeion Corporation, Patterson & Keough, October 31, 1995: US05462521 (460 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to an ablation catheter which controls the temperature and reduces the coagulation of biological fluids on a tip of a catheter, prevents the impedance rise of tissue in contact with the catheter tip, and maximizes the potential energy transfer to the tissue, thereby allowing an ...


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Russell A Houser, Stuart D Edwards, Thomas F Kordis: Catheters and methods for performing cardiac diagnosis and treatment. EP Technologies, Ryan Kees & Hohenfeldt, May 24, 1994: US05313943 (443 worldwide citation)

A system and method for cardiac diagnosis and treatment inserts the distal end of a catheter into a heart chamber. The distal end of the catheter supports at least one electrode. The catheter has a fluid flow conduit extending through it. The conduit has a valve that prevents fluid flow from the hea ...


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Banko Anton, Kelman Charles D: Material removal apparatus and method employing high frequency vibrations. Cavitron Corporation, June 29, 1971: US3589363 (432 worldwide citation)

An instrument for breaking apart and removal of unwanted material, especially suitable for surgical operations such cataract removal, including a handheld instrument having an operative tip vibrating at a frequency in the ultrasonic range with an amplitude controllable up to several thousandths of a ...


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Michael F Hoey, Mark A Christopherson, Steven M Goetz: Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue. Medtronic, Thomas G Berry, Jeffrey J Hohenshell, February 1, 2005: US06849073 (426 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for producing a virtual electrode within or upon a tissue to be treated with radio frequency alternating electric current, such tissues including but not limited to liver, lung, cardiac, prostate, breast, and vascular tissues and neoplasms. An ...


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Hossainy Syed F A, Roller Mark B, Llanos Gerard H, Kopia Gregory A: Process for coating stents. Ethicon, January 12, 2000: EP0970711-A2 (424 worldwide citation)

A process is provided for coating stents having a first and second surface with passages there between to avoid blockage and bridging of the passages. The process comprises contacting the stent with a liquid coating solution containing a film forming biocompatible polymer under conditions suitable t ...


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Michael F Hoey, Mark A Christopherson, Steven M Goetz: Apparatus and method for creating, maintaining, and controlling a virtual electrode used for the ablation of tissue. Medtronic, Dicke Billig & Czaja P A, June 25, 2002: US06409722 (407 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for producing a virtual electrode within or upon a tissue to be treated with radio frequency alternating electric current. An apparatus in accordance with the present invention includes a supply of a conductive or electrolytic fluid to be prov ...


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Dale F Schmaltz, Larry Walter, Thomas Holman, Gary Kostur: Temporary stent and methods for use and manufacture. SCIMED Lifesystems, Vidas Arrett & Steinkraus, September 12, 1995: US05449372 (405 worldwide citation)

A temporary stent for supporting a region of a vessel in a body comprising a composite stent portion and an actuator portion and methods for the use and manufacture thereof. The composite stent portion is comprised of an elongate perfusable vessel supporting portion adapted to be configurable betwee ...



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