Endovascular treatment device having a fiber tip spacer

  • US 7,273,478 B2
  • Filed: 07/03/2003
  • Issued: 09/25/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/10/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An endovascular laser treatment device comprising:

  • a ceramic spacer attached to an optical fiber and arranged near a distal end of the optical fiber, the spacer having an exposed surface capable of contacting an inner wall of a blood vessel to prevent the distal end of the optical fiber from contacting the inner wall of the blood vessel.

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