Patent Number: 7,785,344

Title: Perfusion guidewire in combination with a distal filter

Abstract: The present invention relates generally to perfusion catheters and distal protection devices. According to an embodiment, the present invention includes a distal protection filter comprising an elongate shaft having a proximal end and a distal end, a distal protection device disposed at the distal end, a coupling member that couples the elongate shaft to the distal protection device, and a first space between the coupling member and the elongate shaft. A method of filtering debris from a blood vessel is also disclosed.

Inventors: Goll; Paul (Woodinville, WA), Anderson; James Kellett M. (Rockford, MN), Vogel; Jeffrey H. (Brooklyn Park, MN)

Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

International Classification: A61M 29/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018