Closed catheter tip including conductive pathways

Closed catheter tip including conductive pathways

  • CN 105,025,830 B
  • Filed: 03/13/2014
  • Issued: 07/28/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/2013
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A catheter assembly for placement in a patient'"'"'s body, the catheter assembly comprising:

  • an elongate catheter tube defining at least one lumen;

    a valve defined in the catheter tube, the valve configured to selectively enable fluid to pass through the valve when the valve is placed in the patient'"'"'s body; and

    a conductive element providing an electrically conductive path between the at least one lumen and an exterior portion of the catheter for transmitting electrical signals from a patient'"'"'s heart, the conductive element comprising;

    a wick extending through the closed distal end of the catheter tube from the lumen to the exterior surface of the catheter, the wick capable of wicking the conductive fluid disposed in the at least one lumen.

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