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1. (WO2003003948) ANTI-ARRHYTHMIA DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau   

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/003948    International Application No.:    PCT/US2002/021774
Publication Date: 16.01.2003 International Filing Date: 08.07.2002
Chapter 2 Demand Filed:    06.02.2003    
IPC:
A61B 17/00 (2006.01), A61F 2/24 (2006.01), A61F 2/82 (2013.01), A61F 2/02 (2006.01)
Applicants: TRICARDIA, L.L.C. [US/US]; 6420 Bayview Place, Excelsior, MN 55331 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
SCHWARTZ, Robert, S. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
VAN TASSEL, Robert, A. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
HOLMES, David, R. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: SCHWARTZ, Robert, S.; (US).
VAN TASSEL, Robert, A.; (US).
HOLMES, David, R.; (US)
Agent: INSKEEP, James, W.; Inskeep Intellectual Property Group, Inc., Suite 205, 1225 W. 190th Street, Gardena, CA 90248 (US)
Priority Data:
60/303,573 06.07.2001 US
Title (EN) ANTI-ARRHYTHMIA DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE
(FR) DISPOSITIFS ANTI-ARYTHMIE ET LEURS UTILISATIONS
Abstract: front page image
(EN)An apparatus and method of use are disclosed for treating, preventing and terminating arrhythmias. In particular, the apparatus is implantable within or on various tissues and structures and is used to prevent or block conduction of aberrant impulses. A variety of methods of the present invention may be used to attack arrhythmias by short-circuiting impulses, inducing fibrosis, ablating tissue or inducing inflammation. In addition, the device and methods may also be used to treat aneurysms. The device may also be used to treat hypertension, and to function as a blood pressure regulator.
(FR)Cette invention concerne un dispositif et une méthode permettant de traiter, de prévenir et faire cesser une arythmie. Ce dispositif, qui peut être implanté dans divers tissus et structures, sert en particulier à prévenir ou à empêcher la conduction de pulsations aberrantes. La présente invention englobe diverses méthodes utilisables pour combattre des arythmies par court-circuitage de pulsations, déclenchement de fibrose, ablation de tissus ou déclenchement d'une inflammation. Ce dispositifs et ces méthodes peuvent être utilisés par ailleurs pour le traitement d'anévrismes. Le dispositif peut également s'utiliser pour le traitement de l'hypertension et faire office de régulateur de la tension artérielle.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BR, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DZ, EC, EE, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KP, KR, KZ, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LV, MA, MD, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MZ, NO, NZ, OM, PH, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SG, SI, SK, SL, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VN, YU, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)