Apparatus and methods for treating hardened vascular lesions

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8080026
APP PUB NO 20050021071A1
SERIAL NO

10917917

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An angioplasty catheter comprises a catheter body having a balloon or other radially expandable shell at its distal end. A non-axial external structure is carried over the shell and scores a stenosed region in a blood vessel when the balloon is inflated therein. The catheter has an attachment structure disposed between the catheter body and the balloon to accommodate foreshortening and rotation of the external structure as the balloon is expanded. The external structure may be part of a helical cage structure which floats over the balloon.

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AngioScore, Inc.FREMONT, CA20

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Feld, Tanhum Moshav Merhavya, IL 46 640
Konstantino, Eitan Orinda, US 49 843
Tzori, Nimrod Sunnyvale, US 7 178

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