Medical device and method of intravenous filtration

  • US 20050038468A1
  • Filed: 07/02/2004
  • Published: 02/17/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/03/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A medical catheter, comprising:

  • an elongate body comprising at least a first lumen extending between an inlet port and an outlet port in the elongate body;

    a first expandable balloon comprising a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the proximal end and the distal end are coupled to the elongate body, and wherein the outlet port is positioned between the proximal end and the distal end so as to be in fluid communication with the first expandable balloon; and

    a filter assembly comprising an expandable filter and a plurality of struts, wherein the expandable filter comprises a first portion coupled to a portion of the medical catheter and a second portion coupled to the plurality of struts, wherein the struts tether the second portion of the expandable filter to the elongate body adjacent the proximal end of the first expandable balloon.

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