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9066749 Cutting or scoring balloon and apparatus therefor  
A cutting or scoring balloon (26) is provided with a plurality of cutting or scoring elements (34) and is wrapped onto a balloon catheter (12) such that the cutting or scoring elements (34)...
9034004 Device for traversing vessel occlusions and method of use  
An apparatus, system and method for re-canalization or opening a passage through an occlusion in a blood vessel is provided. The apparatus and method, which are appropriate for both cardiovascular...
9028512 Material removal device having improved material capture efficiency and methods of use  
An improved atherectomy catheter includes a part for propelling fluid distally in a tissue collection chamber. The part includes a drive shaft having a proximal end and a distal portion, and a...
9028520 Tissue separating systems and methods  
Systems and methods for separating an object such as a pacing lead from a patient tissue involve a flexible and torqueable shaft having an internal lumen sized to receive the object, and a hard...
9023292 Blood sampling device comprising at least one filter  
Disclosed herein is a device for sampling blood by capillarity for separating a plasma phase of the blood from the cell phase. The device is a strip and includes a filter having a membrane with no...
9023070 Rotational thrombectomy wire coupler  
An assembly for breaking up vascular thrombus or other obstructive material including a motor housing having a motor, a motor shaft extending from the motor, a first housing positioned at a distal...
9017352 Helical fibrin removal tool  
A fibrin removal assembly includes a single helical coil with a plurality of windings. A plurality of cutting elements extends from the windings into the lumen of the coil. Each of the cutting...
9017353 Cutting balloon catheter having flexible atherotomes  
A cutting balloon catheter and method of making and using the same. The cutting balloon catheter may include a catheter shaft having a balloon coupled thereto. One or more cutting members or...
9011462 Shockwave balloon catheter system  
A system for breaking obstructions in body lumens includes a catheter including an elongated carrier, a balloon about the carrier in sealed relation thereto, the balloon being arranged to receive...
9005225 Methods and appartus for crossing occlusions in blood vessels  
This disclosure is directed to a device for facilitating treatment via a vascular wall defining a vascular lumen containing an occlusion therein. The device includes an intravascular device...
8998936 Reentry catheter and method thereof  
The invention generally relates to method and apparatus for crossing an obstruction in a tubular member, and more particularly to a medical device method for crossing of a chronic occlusion in a...
8992557 Dissecting cannula and methods of use thereof  
Methods and devices described herein facilitate improved access of locations within the body by providing a variety of dissection modes on a single access device.
8992553 Cutting balloon assembly and method of manufacturing thereof  
A cutting balloon assembly and a method for fabrication of the assembly is described. The cutting balloon assembly comprises a delivery catheter, an expandable balloon mounted on the catheter...
8986331 Instrument for debriding fistula and applying therapeutic cells  
A treatment instrument comprises an end effector and a plunger. The end effector comprises a plurality of cutting features and an interior cavity. At least a portion of the plunger is slidably...
8986248 Cutting balloon and process  
A method of preparing a cutting balloon comprises the steps of providing a balloon body having an exterior surface, an unexpanded state and an expanded state; and engaging at least one blade to...
8979877 Catheter for use in revascularization procedures and method of using same  
A method of removing vascular blockage includes providing a catheter system comprising an outer catheter with a serrated cutting element at its distal end, a bypass catheter, and a guidewire. In...
8961546 Methods and devices for cutting tissue at a vascular location  
A device for re-entering a lumen during an endovascular procedure when in a subintimal space includes a rotating cutter extending within a first lumen used for cutting tissue, and an energy...
8956386 Method of treating occulsion in a blood vessel  
A method of dissolving a thrombus in a blood vessel for improving blood flow. A filter device includes an expandable filter body fixed to a distal end portion of an outer catheter. The filter...
8956374 Shockwave balloon catheter system  
A system for breaking obstructions in body lumens includes a catheter including an elongated carrier, a balloon about the carrier in sealed relation thereto, the balloon being arranged to receive...
8945161 Device for opening occluded blood vessels  
The invention relates to a device for opening occluded blood vessels, comprising a braided structure (2) on a guide wire (1), said braided structure (2) being securely and permanently attached to...
8945170 Occluding device  
An occluding device is provided for occluding fluid flow through a lumen of a body vessel. The occluding device includes an expandable tubular body having a tubular wall defining a lumen formed...
8945160 Apparatus and methods for treating obstructions within body lumens  
An apparatus is provided that is operable in different modes to perform various functions for treating a body lumen. The apparatus includes a shaft including proximal and distal ends, a lumen...
8940003 Methods and apparatus for flow restoration  
Methods for restoring blood flow in occluded blood vessels using an apparatus having a self expandable distal segment that is pre-formed to assume a superimposed structure in an unconstrained...
8939991 Apparatus and methods for removing obstructive material from body lumens  
An apparatus is provided for removing material within a body lumen that includes a catheter including a proximal end, a distal end for introduction into a body lumen, and an aspiration lumen...
8936589 Rotational atherectomy device with fluid inflatable support elements and distal protection capability  
A rotational atherectomy device for abrading a stenotic lesion from a vessel of a patient comprises a flexible drive shaft which extends towards a distal end of the device, a distal fluid...
8932321 Aspiration systems  
Thrombus aspiration may be performed using manual negative intermittent suction (e.g., provided by a syringe) or using an automated negative suction device (e.g., provided by a vacuum pump). The...
8932320 Methods of aspirating thrombi  
Methods of providing suction may include providing suction patterns having varying intensity levels, such as a “crescendo suction” pattern. Cycles of crescendo suction patterns may comprise...
8926642 Method for extracting tubular structures  
A method for extracting a tubular structure from tissue using a device including a handle having an actuator, an elongate body with a first end coupled to and extending from the handle, and an...
8926649 Apparatus and methods for treating obstructions within body lumens  
Apparatus and methods are provided for delivering fluid into a body lumen during a medical procedure. A distal end of an apparatus may be introduced into a body lumen, and a valve on the distal...
8920450 Material removal device and method of use  
An atherectomy catheter having an inner drive shaft which rotates a distal rotary tissue borer with a helical cutting surface which enables the catheter to cut through and cross a CTO....
8919348 System and method for multi-instrument surgical access  
A system for performing multi-tool minimally invasive medical procedures through a single instrument port into a body cavity includes a rigid tube carried by a mount. Cannulas having instrument...
8920448 Atherectomy devices and methods  
The devices and methods generally relate to treatment of occluded body lumens. In particular, the present devices and method relate to removal of the occluding material from the blood vessels as...
8920451 Device and method for removing tissue inside a body vessel  
Disclosed are a tool and a method for removing tissue inside a body vessel. A first helical coil has a first pitch and a first lumen. The first coil is threaded into a tubular hollow body that is...
8920449 System and method for re-entering a vessel lumen  
This disclosure is directed to systems and methods for re-entering the true lumen of a vessel. The re-entry catheters employ deflectable struts to stabilize and support the distal tip in a...
8915910 Electrosurgical system  
Phase end point determination is provided to automatically halt the application of energy to tissue. Prior to the application of energy, the phase end point determination is identified by...
8911459 Debulking catheters and methods  
A method of removing material from a blood flow lumen includes providing a device having a cutting element and an opening, the cutting element being movable relative to the opening. The method...
8906052 Method and device for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy  
A method and device for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The device includes a cutting device for resection of a thickened myocardium. The operator positions the cutting device...
8906048 Modular vessel harvesting system and method  
A vessel harvesting system that is suitable for harvesting target vessels such as the saphenous vein or radial artery for cardiac artery bypass graft surgery. The system includes a vessel...
8906049 Device for treating hardened lesions and method of use thereof  
A balloon catheter is provided that may be used to dilate hardened regions of a stenosis on a vessel wall. The balloon catheter is provided with cutting elements that extend along a surface of a...
8900265 Clot retrieval system  
The present invention relates to a system for removing obstructions and other objects within a blood vessel or other interior lumen of an animal. The system may be deployed in the lumen from a...
8900257 Catheter comprising a protection system for aspirating, fragmenting and extracting removable material from hollow bodies or vessels of a human or animal body  
Systems, devices, and processes for aspirating, fragmenting and extracting removable material from hollow bodies. A guide wire (11) is inserted into the hollow body (1) via an opening. Material is...
8895891 Methods of cutting tubular devices  
Vascular treatment and methods include a plurality of self-expanding bulbs and a hypotube including interspersed patterns of longitudinally spaced rows of kerfs. Joints between woven structures...
8888801 Atherectomy devices and methods  
The devices and methods generally relate to treatment of occluded body lumens. In particular, the present devices and methods relate to removal of the occluding material from the blood vessels as...
8882790 Drug eluting sculpting balloon  
A plaque-modifying balloon and method for use in an endovascular procedure includes an elongated balloon that defines a longitudinal axis and is inflatable from a first deflated configuration to a...
8870816 Device for treating hardened lesions  
A balloon catheter is provided that may be used to dilate hardened regions of a stenosis on a vessel wall. The balloon catheter is provided with cutting elements that extend along a surface of a...
8870901 Two-way shape memory vascular treatment systems  
Vascular treatment and methods include a plurality of self-expanding bulbs and a hypotube including interspersed patterns of longitudinally spaced rows of kerfs. Joints between woven structures...
8864762 Balloon catheter mesh  
A resector balloon includes an outer wall having a resecting surface that resects biological material. The balloon also includes a woven sleeve including at least one woven thread disposed on at...
8858585 Device and method for reducing or removing stenoses  
A device for reducing or removing stenosis present in a blood vessel by means of a working catheter (7) is described. The working catheter comprises a lumen (8) forming a first working channel...
8852219 Interventional catheters having cutter assemblies and differential cutting surfaces for use in such assemblies  
A rotatable operating head for removal of obstructive material from a target site in a body lumen or cavity is operably connected to a rotatable, translatable drive shaft, that is driven by a...
8852220 Thrombus penetrating devices, systems, and methods  
A device for penetrating occlusive material in a body lumen is provided that may include an outer tube, an intermediate tube, and an inner tube. At least a portion of the intermediate tube may be...