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1. (WO1999004851) IONTOPHORETIC DELIVERY OF AN AGENT INTO CARDIAC TISSUE

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/004851    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/015051
Publication Date: Feb 4, 1999 International Filing Date: Jul 22, 1998
IPC: A61M 25/00
A61N 1/30
Applicants: EMED CORPORATION
Inventors: SHAPLAND, J., Edward
WALSH, Robert, G.
VANDEN HOEK, John, C.
Title: IONTOPHORETIC DELIVERY OF AN AGENT INTO CARDIAC TISSUE
Abstract:
An apparatus for delivering an agent directly into a cardiac muscle. The apparatus comprises an elongated member. The elongated member defines a deployment lumen and a distal tip. A hollow needle is configured to be inserted into the cardiac muscle. The needle is operably connected to the elongated member. The needle has a side portion and defines an outlet port in the side portion. First and second electrodes are configured to be electrically connected to a power supply. The first electrode is positioned to be in direct electrical communication with agent flowing through the outlet port.