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US20130253495 TREATMENT SYSTEMS FOR REMOVING HEAT FROM SUBCUTANEOUS LIPID-RICH CELLS AND TREATMENT SYSTEMS FOR AFFECTING SUBCUTANEOUS LIPID-RICH CELLS  
The present invention relates to methods for use in the selective disruption of lipid-rich cells by controlled cooling. The present invention further relates to a device for use in carrying out...
US20130253494 SYSTEMS FOR REMOVING HEAT FROM SUBCUTANEOUS LIPID-RICH CELLS AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOVING HEAT FROM A TARGET TISSUE MASS  
The present invention relates to methods for use in the selective disruption of lipid-rich cells by controlled cooling. The present invention further relates to a device for use in carrying out...
US20110282250 METHODS AND DEVICES FOR TREATING ATRIAL FIBRILLATION  
Described here are systems and methods for affecting tissue within a body to form a lesion. Some systems comprise tissue-affecting devices, devices that guide the advancement of the...
US20090143760 Methods, Devices, Kits and Systems for Defunctionalizing the Gallbladder  
The application discloses devices, systems, kits and methods for treating biliary disease. Device comprise, for example, a component configured for deployment to a lumen of a gallbladder or...
US20090143759 Methods, Devices, Kits and Systems for Defunctionalizing the Cystic Duct  
The application discloses devices, systems, kits and methods for treating biliary disease. Devices comprise, for example, a component configurable for deployment between within a cystic duct of a...
US20150272652 CARDIAC CATHETER EMPLOYING CONFORMAL ELECTRONICS FOR MAPPING  
An apparatus for medical diagnosis and/or treatment is provided. The apparatus includes a flexible substrate, an intermediate bus disposed on the flexible substrate, and a plurality of sensing...
US20150005694 Method and Devices for Treating Atrial Fibrillation by Mass Ablation  
Apparatus and method for ablating target tissue including a non-linear area of tissue in the left atrium of a patient. The method can include selecting an ablation apparatus having an ablator with...
US20120089047 CRYOABLATION APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR RENAL NEUROMODULATION  
Catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for cryogenically modulating neural structures of the renal plexus by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present application,...
US20100168739 APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR ACHIEVING INTRAVASCULAR, THERMALLY-INDUCED RENAL NEUROMODULATION  
Apparatus, systems, and methods for achieving thermally-induced renal neuromodulation by intravascular access are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present application, for example, is directed...
US20090312673 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING ENERGY TO TISSUE  
Methods and apparatus for treating a patient include an ablation device for treating atrial fibrillation. The device includes a housing having proximal and distal ends, and an energy source...
US20090138000 Cryosurgical devices and methods for endometrial ablation  
A cryoablation system including a cannula having a proximal end, a distal end, and a longitudinal axis, an expandable balloon extending from the distal end of the cannula and fluidly connected to...
US20080221440 Imaging and tools for use with moving organs  
Apparatus is described for use with a portion of a subject's body that moves as a result of cyclic activity of a body system. An imaging device acquires a plurality of image frames of the portion....
US20150272666 Chemical Ablation Formulations and Methods of Treatments for Various Diseases  
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, heart failure, end-stage renal disease, digestive disease, urological disease, cancers,...
US20120191079 System and method for endoluminal and translumenal therapy  
A system for conducting a denervation of the neural plexus adjacent the renal artery of a patient comprises a first elongate member operatively coupled to a testing element, a second elongate...
US20100256621 SINGLE PHASE LIQUID REFRIGERANT CRYOABLATION SYSTEM WITH MULTITUBULAR DISTAL SECTION AND RELATED METHOD  
Single phase liquid refrigerant cryoablation systems and methods are described herein. The cryoablation systems drive liquid cryogen or refrigerant along a closed fluid pathway without evaporation...
US20100049099 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POSITIONING AN ENERGY SOURCE  
An ablation system for treating atrial fibrillation in a patient comprises an inner shaft having proximal and distal ends as well as a lumen therebetween. A distal tip assembly is adjacent the...
US20080312643 TISSUE ABLATION SYSTEM INCLUDING GUIDEWIRE WITH SENSING ELEMENT  
A tissue ablation system for ablating tissue is presented having independent sensing and ablation capabilities. A sensing wire is positioned distally to the ablation region and passed through the...
US20080312642 TISSUE ABLATION SYSTEM INCLUDING GUIDEWIRE WITH SENSING ELEMENT  
A tissue ablation system for ablating tissue is presented having independent sensing and ablation capabilities. A sensing wire is positioned distally to the ablation region and passed through the...
US20050209587 Apparatus and method for cryogenic inhibition of hyperplasia  
Post-angioplasty hyperplasia in blood vessels is treated using a cryosurgical balloon catheter. The balloon catheter is positioned at a target region within the blood vessel, and the balloon...
US20050159735 Refrigeration source for a cryoablation catheter  
An apparatus and method for automatic operation of a refrigeration system to provide refrigeration power to a catheter for tissue ablation or mapping. The primary refrigeration system can be open...
US20050065505 Helical device and method for aiding the ablation and assessment of tissue  
A helical needle is attached to a surgical probe to aid in the insertion of the probe into a tissue mass. The tip of the helical needle penetrates the tissue mass in advance of the tip of the...
US20120330156 Pulmonary Embolism Therapeutic Methods Using Therapeutic Ablation Devices and Systems  
Methods and devices are disclosed that, in various embodiments and permutations and combinations of inventions, diagnose and treat Pulmonary Embolism or associated symptoms. In one series of...
US20090209950 ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY CATHETER SYSTEM  
Described herein are devices and methods for treating tissue, comprising a catheter with a plurality of access sites and a plurality of sensors associated with the access sites. The catheter may...
US20090192505 Method for cryospray ablation  
The present invention relates to methods for treating tissue in the thoracic cavity of a subject by the application of a cryogen, or using the cryogen to create an isotherm in proximity to the...
US20090118722 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COOLING SUBCUTANEOUS LIPID-RICH CELLS OR TISSUE  
A system for reducing subcutaneous lipid-rich cells or tissue of a subject is disclosed. The system may include a fluid supply, a probe in fluid communication with the fluid supply, and a coolant...
US20080004613 Methods and devices for treatment of migraines  
Methods for treating a migraine by cooling a patient's nasopharyngeal cavity are described. In one method, a cooling assembly is inserted into a nasal cavity through a patient's nostril. The...
US20060135953 Tissue ablation system including guidewire with sensing element  
A tissue ablation system for ablating human tissue wherein sensing and ablation procedures are performed and controlled independently. A sensing wire is positioned distally to the ablation region...
US20140350536 Cryogenic Blunt Dissection Methods and Devices  
A point of incision is created within tissue, the tissue having a temporoparietal fascia-deep temporoparietal fascia layer (TPF-sDTF) beneath skin and a temporal branch of a target nerve extending...
US20120277736 Method and Apparatus for Tissue Ablation  
A method for ablation in which a portion of atrial tissue around the pulmonary veins of the heart is ablated by a first elongated ablation component and a second elongated ablation component...
US20120035602 Method and System for Cryoablating Fibroadenomas  
A cryosurgical system adapted for treatment of fibroadenomas within the breast of a patient. The system includes cryoprobes and a control system which operates the cryoprobes to accomplish...
US20120029496 RENAL NERVE ABLATION USING MILD FREEZING AND MICROWAVE ENERGY  
A catheter arrangement includes a flexible shaft having a length sufficient to access a patient's renal artery relative to a percutaneous access location. A cooling arrangement is provided at a...
US20070088247 Apparatus and method for thermal ablation of uterine fibroids  
The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for thermally ablating uterine fibroids. More particularly, the present invention relates to a conduit having a plurality of channels for...
US20060036234 Multi-function surgical instrument  
A multi-function surgical instrument is disclosed. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, the surgical instrument includes a catheter, a bipolar hemostat assembly, an...
US20050055017 Cryosurgical probe with bellows shaft  
The malleable cryosurgical probe includes a cryostat assembly and a cryoprobe assembly. The cryostat assembly includes an elongated shaft assembly having a bellows portion thereof and a closed...
US20150223866 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ABLATION OF THE RENAL PELVIS  
Apparatus, systems, and methods provide access to the renal pelvis of a kidney to treat renal nerves embedded in tissue surrounding the renal pelvis. Access to the renal pelvis may be via the...
US20150018810 CRYOGENIC SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE  
A cryogenic medical device for delivery of subcooled liquid cryogen to various configurations of cryoprobes is designed for the treatment of damaged, diseased, cancerous or other unwanted tissues....
US20110125141 Cryotherapy Methods for Treating Vessel Dissections and Side Branch Occlusion  
The present invention provides cryotherapy treatment of dissections in a blood vessel of a patient. The present invention further provides cryotherapy treatment of side branch occlusion in a...
US20100057065 METHOD FOR CRYOSPRAY ABLATION  
Methods for treating oral, nasal, pharyngeal and/or laryngeal tissue in a subject are described. Methods of the invention may comprise spraying a tissue to be treated with a cryogen and/or using a...
US20090171333 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLABLY DELIVERING LIQUID COOLANT TO A CRYO-ABLATION DEVICE  
Systems and methods for controllably delivering liquid coolant such as nitrous oxide to an ablation device for cryogenically ablating tissue. A cooling element liquefies gaseous coolant released...
US20090076491 METHODS FOR MAINTAINING THE PATENCY OF COLLATERAL CHANNELS IN THE LUNGS USING CRYO-ENERGY  
The methods disclosed herein are directed to altering gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of, for instance, an individual having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. More...
US20080064957 ULTRASONIC IMPLANT, SYSTEMS AND METHODS RELATED TO DIVERTING MATERIAL IN BLOOD FLOW AWAY FROM THE HEAD  
A system for directing ultrasonic energy through blood flow in the aorta of a patient proximate the origins of the great vessels to the head of the patient to divert material in the blood flow...
US20070191732 Cryogenic probe  
A medical apparatus and method useful for obtaining a tissue sample are provided. The apparatus can include a rotating and trasnslating cutter, a probe, and an outer sheath. The probe can be...
US20050251124 Apparatus and method for cryosurgery within a body cavity  
Apparatus and method for cryosurgery within a body cavity are disclosed. The apparatus includes a trocar installable in an external passageway opened in a wall of a body cavity of a patient, the...
US20050027289 Cryoablation systems and methods  
Systems and methods for treating an arrhythmia originating in a pulmonary vein of a patient are described. The system includes a rigid sheath and an elongated catheter that defines an axis and has...
US20130046198 METHODS FOR MAINTAINING THE PATENCY OF COLLATERAL CHANNELS IN THE LUNGS USING CRYO-ENERGY  
The methods disclosed herein are directed to altering gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of, for instance, an individual having Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. More...
US20110208175 Methods for Treating Sleep Apnea Via Renal Denervation  
Methods for therapeutic renal neuromodulation are disclosed herein. One aspect of the present application, for example, is directed to methods that block, reduce and/or inhibit renal sympathetic...
US20110160514 ELECTRICAL ABLATION DEVICES  
A variety of electrical ablation apparatuses and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, an ablation apparatus includes an injector catheter electrode having a proximal end configured to couple...
US20100125266 METHODS AND DEVICES TO TREAT COMPRESSIVE NEUROPATHY AND OTHER DISEASES  
Methods, systems and devices for treatment of musculoskeletal tissue may include one or more of stretching, scoring, cutting, and cryogenic cooling of the tissue. Exemplary usage includes the...
US20090292280 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING TISSUES DURING CRYOABLATION  
An apparatus and method for protecting the neurovascular bundle during cryoablation of tissues of the prostate by heating the vicinity of the neurovascular bundle while cooling pathological...
US20080051776 Thin uninsulated cryoprobe and insulating probe introducer  
The present invention is of a cryotherapy apparatus comprising an uninsulated cryoprobe and an insulating introducer. Preferred embodiments include cryoprobes which are extremely thin and flexible...
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