Commissurotomy catheter apparatus and method
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ApplicationNo. 022573 filed on 02/25/1993
US Classes:606/194, Inserted in vascular system604/101.01, Having plural balloons on conduit604/103.07, Specific balloon shape (e.g., doughnut, pear, hour glass, etc.)604/913, DILATORS MADE OF SWELLABLE MATERIAL [A61M 29/02]604/916Characterized by balloon shape [A61M 25/10A]
ExaminersPrimary: Pellegrino, Stephen C.
Assistant: Lewis, William
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassA61M 029/00
AbstractA passive perfusion angioplasty catheter is provided which includes an elongated flexible member defining an inflation lumen and an inflatable balloon member affixed to a distal end of the flexible member for pressing against an interior wall of an artery. The balloon member defines at least one passage between a surface thereof and the interior wall permitting blood to flow therethrough when the balloon member is pressed against the interior wall. A method of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is also provided.