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1. (WO2017180631) ABLATION BALLOON

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/180631    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/027022
Publication Date: Fri Oct 20 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 12 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 18/08
Applicants: COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Inventors: ISCH, Andrew, P.
SISKEN, P.E, Richard, B.
MILNER, Keith
STEWART, Joseph, M.
HUANG, Elijah
WILGER, Elizabeth
NEVAREZ, Erik
Title: ABLATION BALLOON
Abstract:
A tissue ablation device is provided including an inflatable balloon with a cavity. The tissue ablation device further includes a catheter with a lumen in fluid communication with the cavity of the inflatable balloon. The lumen of the catheter is configured to deliver a fluid to the cavity thereby causing the inflatable balloon to inflate and expand. The device also includes a heating element connected to the balloon, wherein the heating element is further connected to an electrical source. The heating element is configured to receive an electrical current from the electrical source. Further, the heating element is configured to raise the temperature of the inflatable balloon and the fluid when an electrical current is passed through the heating element.