Methods and apparatuses for drug delivery to an intravascular occlusion

  • US 6,958,059 B2
  • Filed: 12/28/2001
  • Issued: 10/25/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/20/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for treating an intravascular occlusion, comprising:

  • delivering a catheter having a proximal end and a distal end and a lumen extending therethrough into a blood vessel to a site near the intravascular occlusion, the catheter having an occlusive device on the distal end;

    actuating the occlusive device at a location distal to the intravascular occlusion to at least partially occlude blood flow through the vessel; and

    delivering a drug-containing fluid through the lumen of the catheter and out through at least one hole in a proximal face of the occlusive device such that the fluid is delivered in a distal to proximal direction.

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