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US20130310829 ABLATION CATHETER SYSTEM WITH SAFETY FEATURES  
A medical system for delivering treatment or therapy to a patient has a kill switch for interrupting the delivery. The kill switch, which can disrupt the delivery directly or can cause an error...
US20120232547 ABLATION CATHETER SYSTEM WITH SAFETY FEATURES  
A medical system for delivering treatment or therapy to a patient has a kill switch for interrupting the delivery. The kill switch, which can disrupt the delivery directly or can cause an error...
US20110208179 Patient Isolation in a Microwave-Radio Frequency Generator  
The present disclosure provides an ablation system. The ablation system includes a generator having a first energy source that supplies a first type of energy to tissue. The generator also has a...
US20130023867 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MATCHING IMPEDANCES OF AN ELECTROSURGICAL GENERATOR AND/OR A MICROWAVE GENERATOR  
A system for performing a surgical procedure includes a source of energy, a surgical instrument, and an impedance matching network. The source of energy is an electrosurgical generator or a...
US20140200573 Systems and Methods for Neuromodulation for Treatment of Pain and Other Disorders Associated with Nerve Conduction  
Methods and apparatus are provided, for selective destruction or temporary disruption of nerves and/or conduction pathways in a mammalian body for the treatment of pain and other disorders....
US20120215213 Monitoring and controlling energy delivery of an electrosurgical device  
A method is disclosed for delivering energy to a region of tissue within a patient's body using a medical treatment system. The medical treatment system comprises an energy delivery device coupled...
US20130006236 ELECTROSURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH ADJUSTABLE UTILITY CONDUIT  
An electrosurgical instrument that reduces the amount of fatigue experienced by a physician performing electrosurgery includes a hand piece with a utility conduit connected to the hand piece at a...
US20140094795 ENERGY-BASED MEDICAL DEVICES  
A medical device includes an energy-generating unit configured to produce energy for conduction through tissue to treat tissue. Waste heat produced by the energy-generating unit during energy...
US20110087216 SURGICAL GENERATOR FOR ULTRASONIC AND ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICES  
In accordance with various embodiments, a surgical generator for providing a drive signal to a surgical device may comprise a first transformer and a second transformer. The first transformer may...
US20140296844 DUAL BRACKETED ENERGY DELIVERY PROBE AND METHOD OF USE  
An energy delivery probe and method of using the energy delivery probe to treat a patient is provided herein. The energy delivery probe has at least one probe body having a longitudinal axis and at...
US20120029504 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING INFORMATION REPRESENTATIVE OF LESION FORMATION IN TISSUE DURING AN ABLATION PROCEDURE  
A method and system for presenting information representative of lesion formation is provided. The system comprises an electronic control unit (ECU). The ECU is configured to acquire a value for an...
US20140200572 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MINIMIZING AND TREATING CARDIAC FIBRILLATION  
Methods and systems for using feedback to minimize and treat cardiac fibrillation in a patient, includes generating a map of one or more measurements indicative of a number and distribution of...
US20140121660 CARDIAC TISSUE ELASTICITY SENSING  
A system and method are provided for assessing the compliance of internal patient tissue for purposes of catheter guidance and/or ablation procedures. Specifically, the system/method provides for...
US20130310823 Endovascular Catheters and Methods for Carotid Body Ablation  
Systems, devices, and methods for treating a patient having a sympathetically mediated disease associated at least in part with augmented peripheral chemoreflex or heightened sympathetic...
US20110125150 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF ABLATION THERAPY  
A system and method for assessing effective delivery of ablation therapy to a tissue in a body is provided. A three-dimensional anatomical map of the tissue is generated and displayed with the map...
US20140276763 ELECTROSURGICAL INSTRUMENT  
An electrosurgical instrument that reduces the amount of fatigue experienced by a physician performing electrosurgery includes a hand piece with a utility conduit connected to the hand piece. The...
US20120157890 SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING TISSUE ABLATION USING TEMPERATURE SENSORS  
Body tissue ablation is carried out by inserting a probe into a body of a living subject, urging the probe into contact with a tissue in the body, generating energy at a power output level, and...
US20130158542 SURGICAL SYSTEMS WITH ROBOTIC SURGICAL TOOL HAVING PLUGGABLE END-EFFECTORS  
In one embodiment of the invention, a replaceable electrosurgical end effector cartridge is provided to couple to a mechanical wrist of a surgical instrument for a robotic surgical system. The...
US20140094788 THERMAL ABLATION PROBE FOR A MEDICAL DEVICE  
A thermal ablation probe is described having one or more sensors for sensing at least one tissue parameter, such as temperature, fluctuation in temperature change, and/or rate of temperature...
US20130296845 AUTOMATIC ABLATION TRACKING  
A method for performing a medical procedure includes bringing a probe into contact with an organ in a body of a patient. A map of the organ is displayed, and the location of the probe relative to...
US20100318080 Circuit for Controlling Arc Energy from an Electrosurgical Generator  
A circuit is disclosed which minimizes the amount of tissue vaporized during a first half (positive half cycle) of an electrosurgical current cycle and minimizes the amount of current applied to...
US20120022521 System And Method For Measuring Initial Tissue Impedance  
An electrosurgical system and method are disclosed. The system includes an electrosurgical generator adapted to supply electrosurgical energy to tissue. The generator is further adapted to supply...
US20120016359 Hydraulic Conductivity Monitoring to Initiate Tissue Division  
A method for performing an electrosurgical procedure at a surgical site on a patient includes continually sensing electrical and physical properties proximate the surgical site that includes...
US20110208054 ABLATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CREATING AN ELONGATE LESION USING SELECTIVELY ACTUATED TRANSDUCER CONTROLLED BY LESION COMPLETION SENSOR  
Device, system and method for evaluating the effectiveness of tissue ablations of a heart of a patient. The tissue is clamped between a pair of opposing jaws. A portion of the tissue is ablated at...
US20120232551 ABLATIVE TREATMENT OF THE HEART TO IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES FOLLOWING SURGERY  
Devices and methods are described for ablation of cardiac tissue for treating cardiac arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation. Devices may include a tissue contacting member for contacting...
US20140243807 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DENERVATION OF THE NERVES SURROUNDING THE PULMONARY VEINS FOR TREATMENT OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION  
Methods, systems, and devices for providing a denervating energy treatment to the tissue of the pulmonary vein utilizing a catheter-based structure having one or more energy delivery surfaces. In...
US20140275957 Device, system, and method for intracardiac diagnosis or therapy with localization  
A medical system for locating a catheter distal tip within a body using a plurality electrical position sensors and a magnetic position sensor in conjunction with an acceleration sensor or...
US20140018791 Systems and Methods for Transmural Ablation  
A method of applying ablation energy to achieve transmurality including applying ablation energy at a starting power to a tissue site and monitoring the impedance of the tissue site. A power...
US20130072926 Systems and Methods for Transmural Ablation  
A method of applying ablation energy to achieve transmurality including applying ablation energy at a starting power to a tissue site and monitoring the impedance of the tissue site. A power...
US20110230876 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSMURAL ABLATION  
A method of applying ablation energy to achieve transmurality including applying ablation energy at a starting power to a tissue site and monitoring the impedance of the tissue site. A power...
US20130289556 DELIVERY DEVICES WITH COOLABLE ENERGY EMITTING ASSEMBLIES  
Systems, delivery devices, and methods to treat to ablate, damage, or otherwise affect tissue. The treatment systems are capable of delivering a coolable ablation assembly that ablates targeted...
US20140213971 NERVE IMPINGEMENT SYSTEMS INCLUDING AN INTRAVASCULAR PROSTHESIS AND AN EXTRAVASCULAR PROSTHESIS AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
Neuromodulation assemblies (200) include an extravascular prosthesis (202) disposed around and contacting at least a portion of an exterior surface (204) of a vessel (V) and a radially expandable...
US20110213355 Sensors On Patient Side for a Microwave Generator  
An electrosurgical system is provided for use in electrosurgical procedures. The system includes a generator configured to provide electrosurgical energy to an instrument and a dual directional...
US20140018605 SELECTIVE LUNG TISSUE ABLATION  
Medical methods and systems are provided for effecting lung volume reduction by selectively ablating segments of lung tissue.
US20140039488 CARDIAC ABLATION DEVICES AND METHODS  
Devices and methods provide for ablation of cardiac tissue for treating cardiac arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation. Although the devices and methods are often be used to ablate epicardial...
US20130072774 CARDIO MAPPING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CARDIO MAPPING  
A method and system for determining the mechanism of cardiac arrhythmia in a patient is disclosed. The method basically entails measuring the impedance of cardiac tissue in a portion of the...
US20080275438 Accordion style cable stand-off  
A cable stand-off for use with an electrosurgical system includes an accordion body portion having a plurality of panels, and a plurality of hinges. Each panel has at least one hole formed...
US20110238062 Impedance Mediated Power Delivery for Electrosurgery  
An adaptive algorithm monitors, inter alia, the rate of tissue impedance change during an electrosurgical procedure. Impedance levels achieved within a specific timeframe are examined to determine...
US20140052126 ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICES AND METHODS  
An electrosurgical system may generally first and second electrodes coupled to an energy source operative to generate and deliver pulses of a biphasic radio frequency (RF) waveform to treat...
US20140309579 BALLOON CATHETER METHOD FOR REDUCING RESTENOSIS VIA IRREVERSIBLE ELECTROPORATION  
Restenosis or neointimal formation may occur following angioplasty or other trauma to an artery such as by-pass surgery. This presents a major clinical problem which narrows the artery. The...
US20140249520 CATHETER OR GUIDEWIRE DEVICE INCLUDING FLOW SENSING AND USE THEREOF  
Devices and methods are provided for performing procedure on tissue with flow monitoring using flow sensors. The devices include an elongated member, and at least one flow sensor disposed on the...
US20140243813 Device and method for real-time lesion estimation during ablation  
Disclosed herein are ablation systems and methods for providing feedback on lesion formation in real-time. The methods and systems assess absorptivity of tissue based on a degree of electric...
US20140276760 FORCE FEEDBACK DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CATHETERS  
An ablation apparatus includes a flexible probe adapted for insertion into a heart of a living subject. The probe has a distally disposed ablation electrode to be brought into contact with a target...
US20140088562 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PRE-AORTIC GANGLION ABLATION  
A method of modulating a physiological parameter of a patient is provided. The method includes disabling one or more pre-aortic ganglion cells within a pre-aortic ganglion and improving the...
US20120136348 System and Method for Adaptive RF Ablation  
A medical method, device, and system are provided, including advancing an ablation element of a medical device into contact with tissue to be treated, selecting a power level of energy to ablate...
US20120136346 System and Method for Adaptive RF Ablation  
A medical method, device, and system are provided, including advancing an ablation element of a medical device into contact with tissue to be treated, selecting a power level of energy to ablate...
US20140094792 HEAT-SENSITIVE OPTICAL PROBES  
A method of directing energy to tissue includes the initial steps of determining target tissue location and/or target tissue margins, positioning an ablation device for delivery of energy to target...
US20130131513 RECANALIZING OCCLUDED VESSELS USING RADIOFREQUENCY ENERGY  
A method and systems for treating chronic total occlusions, particularly those that are difficult to treat, is disclosed. In this approach, recanalizing the CTO is achieved using a combined...
US20140276771 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLED TISSUE ABLATION  
The invention describes methods for safely delivering ablation energy to a tissue, e.g., thrombus, in need of ablation therapy. The method uses a catheter adapted for IVUS imaging, ablation, and...
US20110144635 System and Method for Tissue Sealing  
An electrosurgical system includes an energy source adapted to supply energy to tissue. The energy source includes a microprocessor configured to execute a tissue treatment algorithm configured to...