Braided angiography catheter having full length radiopacity and controlled flexibility

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6077258
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08943628

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A guiding catheter or angiographic catheter for use in cardiovascular interventions which incorporates a low-flexibility multi-layer proximal zone wherein a transition zone separates the proximal zone and a high flexibility distal zone. A mid-region zone transitions the high stiffness of the proximal zone to the higher flexibility of the distal zone to eliminate buckling and kinking. All zones of the catheter have a sufficiently large and substantially similar radiopacity, which allows the entirety of the catheter to be visible in a fluoroscope or other form of x-ray so that the positioning of the catheter can be precisely determined.

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BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.MAPLE GROVE, MN5481

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lange, Michael R St. Paul, MN 24 396
Pepin, Henry J Loretto, MN 16 478

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