Percutaneous catheter and guidewire having filter and medical device deployment capabilities

  • US 6,676,682 B1
  • Filed: 10/05/2000
  • Issued: 01/13/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/08/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A guidewire filter device, comprising:

  • a guidewire;

    a filter mesh including an open end; and

    a strut disposed in a radially asymmetric pattern connecting the open end to the guidewire;

    wherein an obtuse angle is formed between the strut and the guidewire.

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