Patent Number: 6,168,594

Title: Electrophysiology RF energy treatment device

Abstract: An electrophysiology energy treatment system for treating tissues within a patient's body with RF energy comprises an elongate catheter tube having a distal end, with a porous member thereon, insertable into the patient's body. An RF electrode is within the catheter tube adjacent the distal end and locatable within the patient's body, and an electrolyte fluid flows within the catheter tube for electrically connecting the electrode to the tissues to be treated within the patient's body.

Inventors: LaFontaine; Daniel M. (Plymouth, MN), Kennedy; Jenifer (Minneapolis, MN)

Assignee: Scimed Life Systems, Inc.

International Classification: A61B 18/14 (20060101); A61N 1/00 (20060101); A61N 1/40 (20060101); A61N 1/44 (20060101); A61B 018/18 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018