Patent Number: 6,569,148

Title: Methods for emboli containment

Abstract: A multi-catheter emboli containment system is disclosed which is adapted toprovide at least one pair of optimized paths for irrigation and aspirationfluid flow. Through careful design of the cross-sectional area of thesepaths, the present system is able to be compactly utilized in even thesmaller size blood vessels. The catheter system itself is provided withocclusive devices to form an emboli containment chamber in whichirrigation and aspiration occur. The catheter system of the presentinvention provides an improved emboli containment and removal system whichcan be utilized in a wide range of vessel diameters. The system is easy touse and can quickly and efficiently evacuate the containment chamber.

Inventors: Bagaoisan; Celso J. (Union City, CA), Bleam; Jefferey C. (Boulder Creek, CA), Muni; Ketan P. (San Jose, CA), Azizi; Gholam RezaZadno (Fremont, CA)


International Classification: A61M 25/00 (20060101); A61M 25/10 (20060101); A61M 29/02 (20060101); A61M 031/00 ()

Expiration Date: 05/22015