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Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, William S Peters: Endovascular system for arresting the heart. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, Michael J Lynch, June 16, 1998: US05766151 (484 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are provided for temporarily inducing cardioplegic arrest in the heart of a patient and for establishing cardiopulmonary bypass in order to facilitate surgical procedures on the heart and its related blood vessels. Specifically, a catheter based system is provided for isolating t ...


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Scott West, Richard Jaraczewski: Steerable electrode catheter. Medtronic CardioRhythm, Townsend & Townsend Khourie & Crew, June 7, 1994: US05318525 (384 worldwide citation)

A steerable catheter suitable for radiofrequency ablation of cardiac tissue comprises a catheter shaft with a deflectable tip at the distal end of the shaft. The tip is deflected by means of a shapable handle coupled to pull wires fastened to the distal end of the deflectable tip. A core wire extend ...


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Thomas F Mirarchi, Josef V Koblish, Kulbir S Hunjan, Craig R Kline, Thomas H Peterson: Deflectable catheter. Boston Scientific Corporation, Fish & Richardson P C, October 8, 1996: US05562619 (373 worldwide citation)

For achieving, e.g., an improved electrophysiology catheter for examination of the heart, or a catheter accessing the brain, the invention, in one aspect, features an elongated wound wire coil extending through the hollow catheter body of a steerable catheter, the coil constructed and arranged to en ...


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Wilton W Webster Jr: Omni-directional steerable catheter. Cordis Webster, Christie Parker & Hale, September 26, 2000: US06123699 (354 worldwide citation)

A multi-directional electrode catheter comprising an elongated tubular catheter body, a catheter tip section at the distal end of the catheter body and a control handle at the proximal end of the catheter. The catheter body may have a central lumen, and four off-axis lumens symmetrically positioned ...


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Harb N Boury: Selectively manipulable catheter. Niro Scavone Haller & Niro, June 29, 1999: US05916147 (353 worldwide citation)

A remotely steerable catheter having an elongate tubular member having a proximal end, a distal end, a remotely manipulable length, and a wall defining a lumen and first and second wires slidably retained by the wall and extending proximally beyond the proximal end of the tubular member, the first w ...


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Govari Assaf, Altmann Andres Claudio, Ephrath Yaron: Robotically guided catheter. Biosense Webster, August 24, 2005: EP1566150-A2 (350 worldwide citation)

Apparatus is provided for use with a steerable catheter that includes a thumb control adapted to control a deflection of a distal tip of the catheter. The apparatus includes a robot, including an end-effector, adapted to be coupled to the thumb control, and a controller, adapted to drive the end-eff ...


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Wilton W Webster Jr: Bi-directional steerable catheter. Cordis Webster, Christie Parker & Hale, March 6, 2001: US06198974 (349 worldwide citation)

A bi-directional electrode catheter comprising an elongated tubular catheter body, a catheter tip section at the distal end of the catheter body and a control handle at the proximal end of the catheter. The tip section comprises two pair of generally diametrically opposed off-axis lumens. Two pair o ...


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Kirsten L Valley, David W Snow, Timothy C Corvi, Brian S Donlon, Stephen W Boyd, Sylvia W Fan, Alex T Roth, William S Peters, Richard J Mueller Jr, Hanson S Gifford III: Endovascular system for arresting the heart. Heartport, Jeffry J Grainger, Jens E Hoekendijk, September 29, 1998: US05814016 (343 worldwide citation)

Devices and methods are provided for temporarily inducing cardioplegic arrest in the heart of a patient and for establishing cardiopulmonary bypass in order to facilitate surgical procedures on the heart and its related blood vessels. Specifically, a catheter based system is provided for isolating t ...


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Dean M Ponzi: Bi-directional control handle for steerable catheter. Cordis Webster, Christie Parker & Hale, January 9, 2001: US06171277 (322 worldwide citation)

A bidirectional steerable catheter comprises a catheter body, a tip section, and a control handle. The catheter body has a tubular wall, proximal and distal ends, and at least one lumen extending therethrough. The tip section comprises flexible tubing having proximal and distal ends and at least one ...


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Phillip Jack Snoke, Michael J Mark, David Scott Rowley: Steerable catheter having disposable module and sterilizable handle and method of connecting same. Catheter Imaging Systems, Allen Dyer Doppelt Milbrath & Gilchrist P A, January 25, 2000: US06017322 (317 worldwide citation)

A catheter and methods are provided for inserting at least portions thereof into a vessel, cavity, or tissue of a human body to thereby provide manipulation of a distal portion of the catheter when positioned within a vessel, cavity, or tissue. The catheter preferably has a module which includes an ...