Exchange method for emboli containment

  • US 20020065507A1
  • Filed: 01/22/2001
  • Published: 05/30/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/20/1996
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A catheter exchange method, comprising the steps of:

  • introducing a guidewire having a proximal and a distal end into the vasculature of a patient until the distal end is near to a treatment site;

    delivering a first catheter comprising an elongate catheter shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and at least one lumen extending therethrough, over the proximal end of the guidewire until the distal end of the first catheter is near to the treatment site;

    removing the first catheter from the guidewire;

    delivering a second catheter comprising an elongate catheter shaft having a proximal end, a distal end, and at least one lumen extending therethrough, over the proximal end of the guidewire until the distal end of the second catheter is near to the treatment site.

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