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Electrified anatomical model

An anatomical model simulator system includes an anatomical model assembly. The anatomical model assembly includes an anatomical model shell having a plurality of apertures defined therein; and a plurality of electrodes. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Implantable penile prosthesis

The present application is generally directed to an expandable sleeve component of an implantable penile prosthesis, to a prosthesis containing the sleeve, and to related methods of preparation and use. More specifically, the present application is directed to an implantable penile prosthesis having a cylindrical polymeric (e.g., extruded, molded, etc.) sleeve for controlling cylinder expansion upon placement of the prosthesis within a corpus cavemosum and expansion during use.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Tools and methods for treatment of pelvic conditions

Described are implants and dilators useful in a sacral colpopexy procedure, and related methods. The present invention relates to systems, tools, and methods for treating pelvic organ prolapse by use of a pelvic implant to support pelvic tissue. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Tissue and stone removal device and related methods of use

Embodiments of a medical device and related methods of use are provided for extracting tissue. The device may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Tissue extraction devices and methods

Tissue may be cut and extracted from an interior location in a patient's body using a probe or tool which both effects cutting and causes vaporization of a liquid or other fluid to propel the cut tissue through an extraction lumen of the cutting device. The cutting may be achieved using an electrosurgical electrode assembly, including a first electrode on a cutting member and a second electrode within a cutting probe or tool.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Systems and methods to effect movement of tissue structures

The present disclosure relates generally to medical devices and procedures for placement of a medical device between adjacent tissue structures. In particular, the present disclosure relates to endoscopic systems and methods for preventing or minimizing movement between tissue walls to facilitate placement of a stent therebetween.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

All optical atrial ablation device

A catheter system includes a catheter. The catheter includes a catheter tip and an ultrasound assembly at least partially positioned within the catheter tip. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

System for a minimally-invasive treatment within a body lumen

A system for endoscopic surgery within a body lumen of a patient including a flexible catheter having an expandable balloon at a distal portion and an access opening. The expandable balloon is expandable from a collapsed insertion configuration to an expanded configuration to provide an expanded chamber on a first side of the catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Adhesive stent coating for anti-migration

A stent, the stent including a first coating composition disposed on at least a portion of the outer surface of the stent, the first coating composition having at least one bioadhesive and a second coating composition disposed over the first coating composition, the second coating composition having at least one biodegradable polymer, and methods of making and using the same.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Medical device with inner assembly

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example system for delivering an implantable medical device includes an outer shaft having a proximal end, a distal portion and a lumen extending therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Medical device shaft including a liner

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example delivery system for an implantable medical device includes an inner shaft having a proximal end region, a distal end region, a non-circular lumen extending therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Devices for damaging nerves and related methods of use

A method of treating an airway of a lung may include inserting a medical device into the airway, and delivering an agent from the medical device to a nerve disposed within or adjacent the airway to damage the nerve sufficient to reduce an ability of the nerve to send nerve signals.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Device and methods for renal nerve modulation monitoring

Systems and methods for monitoring and performing tissue modulation are disclosed. An example system may include an elongate shaft having a distal end region and a proximal end and having at least one modulation element and one sensing electrode disposed adjacent to the distal end region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

Tissue retraction device and delivery system

Medical devices and methods of using medical devices are disclosed. An example tissue retraction device includes a first engagement member having a first end and a second end, a second engagement member having a first end and a second end, a first elastic member attached to the second end of the first engagement member, and a first alignment member having a first end, a second end and a lumen extending therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/20/18 / #20180263607

Biopsy needle for accessing peripheral lung nodules

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a pulmonary biopsy needle having a proximal end, a distal end, and an elongated body extending between the proximal end and the distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250501

Extracellular matrix delivery device

The present disclosure relates to the field of endoscopy. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for delivering a therapeutic agent within a body lumen, and maintaining the therapeutic agent in contact with a wall of the body lumen for a beneficial period of time. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/06/18 / #20180250126

Replacement heart valve system having docking station with sacrificial valve

A replacement heart valve system may include an expandable docking station configured for implantation within a native heart valve. The expandable docking station may include a plurality of sacrificial valve leaflets disposed within a braided anchoring element defining a lumen extending through the braided anchoring element. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

09/06/18 / #20180249895

Device tip

In one aspect of the present disclosure, a device may include a shaft having a distal end, and a tip at the distal end of the shaft. The tip may include an opening defined by a surface of the tip. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236208

Loading tools for use with medical devices

Loading tools for use with medical devices are disclosed. An example loading tool may be suitable for use with a drug-coated expandable medical device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/23/18 / #20180236205

Loading tools for use with medical devices

Loading tools for use with medical devices are disclosed. An example loading tool may include a tubular sleeve having a proximal end region, a distal end region, and a lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235743

Medical drain device

A medical device may include an elongate tubular member defining a tube lumen, and an expandable member disposed on the distal portion of the elongate tubular member including a lumen that is in fluid communication with the tube lumen. The expandable member is configured to expand from a collapsed delivery configuration to a distally-open expanded configuration and establish apposition with a vessel wall. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235699

Surgical laser system and laser fiber

An optical device including an optical fiber having a longitudinal axis and an optical fiber core with a distal end having a distal terminating end configured to discharge a first laser energy in a first direction and a second laser energy in a second direction. The optical device also includes a fiber cap having an interior cavity and an opening to the interior cavity, where the distal end of the optical fiber core is received within the interior cavity through the opening. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235687

Systems and methods for assessing and treating tissue

A medical device including an elongate member having a proximal end configured to be electrically coupled to an energy source, and a distal member disposed at a distal end of the elongate member. The distal member may include a plurality of contact elements configured to deliver stimulating energy to innervated tissue, detect a response from the innervated tissue to the stimulating energy, and deliver therapeutic energy to the innervated tissue based on the response from the innervated tissue.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235648

Medical device systems and accessories

Thrombectomy catheter systems, accessory devices, and methods for making and using such devices are disclosed. An example thrombectomy system may include a catheter shaft having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a lumen extending at least partially through the catheter shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235608

Through the scope tension member release clip

A hemostatic clip assembly for mounting on a delivery device comprises a capsule and a clip slidably mounted within the capsule so that, when the clip is drawn proximally into the capsule, arms of the clip are drawn together to a closed position, an abutting surface of at least one of the arms contacting a corresponding surface of the capsule when the clip is drawn to a predetermined position within the capsule to provide a first user feedback indicating closure of the clip in combination with a tension member connected to the clip arms and biasing the clip arms toward an open, tissue receiving configuration and a yoke slidably received within the capsule and releasably coupled to the tension member, the yoke including a ball cavity for receiving a ball connector of a control element of the delivery device to maintain the clip assembly coupled to the delivery device, wherein the control element is frangible to detach the yoke from the delivery device and to provide a second user feedback and, wherein release of the yoke from the tension member provides a third user feedback.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235604

Suture based closure device

A suture device may include a suture translation assembly configured to be axially translatable within a lumen of a delivery system and a distal assembly configured to be securable to the distal end of the delivery system. The suture translation assembly and the distal assembly may cooperate to enable a user to pass a needle back and forth between the two in order to endoscopically suture a defect.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235590

Tissue securing and sealing apparatus and related methods of use

Embodiments of the invention may be directed to apparatuses for securing and sealing tissue and related methods of use.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235543

Medical device with pressure sensor

Pressure sensing guidewires and methods for making and using pressure sensing guidewires are disclosed. An example pressure sensing guidewire may include a tubular member having a proximal region and a housing region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/23/18 / #20180235443

Articulation section with locking

This invention is directed to a flexible device having a longitudinal axis, a first elongate member configured to move the flexible device in a first direction relative to the longitudinal axis, and a second elongate member configured to move the flexible device in a second direction relative to the longitudinal axis that is different to the first direction. The flexible device can also have an articulation section including a plurality of articulation links, wherein at least one of the plurality of articulation links can include a body configured to receive the first elongate member and the second elongate member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228999

Devices and methods for treating a lung

Methods and devices for treating a lung are disclosed. The method may include deploying a catheter into an airway of the lung, and discharging a media into the airway through the catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228896

Vascular ulcer treatment

A patch for treating vascular ulcers caused by excessive enzymatic activity may include a substrate configured to span a vascular ulcer as well as a linking material that is disposed relative to the substrate and has an affinity for an enzyme involved in causing the vascular ulcer. A magnetic material may be coupled to the linking material. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228602

Decalcifying heart valve

Vascular valve systems for treating calcified vascular vessel valves by delivery of one or more calcium chelating agents are described. Methods of making the vascular valve systems are also described.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/16/18 / #20180228542

Devices and methods for delivering energy to body lumens

A medical device is disclosed for delivering energy to a body lumen. The device includes an elongate member including a proximal portion and a distal portion adapted for insertion into a body lumen; and an energy delivery device disposed adjacent the distal portion of the elongate member, the energy delivery device including at least one elongate electrode arm, wherein the elongate electrode arm is configured to transition between a first configuration and a second configuration different than the first configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/09/18 / #20180224508

Electromagnetic navigation system having a demodulation unit

A method uses an electromagnetic navigation system, including a number of field transmitters and at least one receiver. The method includes receiving a field signal from the at least one receiver, and the field signal includes a number of different frequencies corresponding to each of the field transmitters. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221149

Introducer with expandable capabilities

An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes a tubular member including an inner layer and an outer layer, the inner layer having an inner surface, an outer surface and wall extending therebetween. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221086

Medical device balloon

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a catheter shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221036

Retrieval devices and related methods of use

According to an example of the present disclosure, a retrieval device having a contracted state and an expanded state may include at least three support members each having a lumen, a fixed proximal end, and a movable distal end, and at least two members movable relative to the support members. Each movable member may include a first end and a second end and extending distally through a lumen of a support member and proximally through a lumen of a different support member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/09/18 / #20180221035

Stone capture devices and methods

Aspects of a device are described herein. The device may comprise: a housing including a track with a plurality of segments; a plunger including a pin located in the track; a sheath extending distally from the housing; a wire extending distally from the plunger into the sheath; and an end effector on a distal end of the wire, wherein the housing is movable relative to the plunger to move the pin between the plurality of segments, and each of the plurality of segments corresponds with a position of the end effector relative to the sheath. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/09/18 / #20180220938

Bladder mapping

Aspects of bladder mapping are described herein. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: generating, with an imaging element, a video feed depicting a bladder wall; establishing, with a processor, markers on the bladder wall in the video feed; tracking, with the processor, relative movements between the markers; and/or identifying, with the processor, a location of a contraction of the bladder wall based on the relative movements. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/09/18 / #20180220929

Sensor assemblies for electromagnetic navigation systems

A sensor assembly includes a substrate including a first portion, a second portion, and a rolled section positioned between the first portion and the second portion. The sensor assembly further includes a first magnetic field sensor coupled to the first portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/09/18 / #20180220928

Sensor assemblies for electromagnetic navigation systems

A sensor assembly comprising a base member extending along a longitudinal axis and including a first portion, a second portion, and a twist section positioned between the first portion and the second portion. The sensor assembly further includes a first magnetic field sensor coupled to the first portion, wherein the first magnetic field sensor has a primary sensing direction aligned with the longitudinal axis, and a second magnetic field sensor coupled to the second portion, wherein the second magnetic field sensor is oriented with respect to the first magnetic field sensor such that the second magnetic field sensor has a primary sensing direction aligned with an axis orthogonal to the longitudinal axis.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/09/18 / #20180220927

Electromagnetic navigation system with magneto-resistive sensors and application-specific integrated circuits

A sensing apparatus includes a magneto-resistive sensing element and a coil element formed on a first chip, and semiconductor circuitry formed on a second chip. The magneto-resistive sensing element senses magnetic fields, while the coil element is used to reset a magnetic orientation of the magneto-resistive sensing element. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/09/18 / #20180220926

Electromagnetic navigation system with magneto-resistive sensors and application-specific integrated circuits

A sensing apparatus includes a magneto-resistive (mr) sensing element for sensing magnetic fields and semiconductor circuitry including an output circuit coupled to the mr sensing element. The output circuit generates a sensing signal proportional to the sensed magnetic fields to be combined with a bias signal to the mr sensing element.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214555

Devices and methods and agent-assisted medical procedures

Various embodiments of bulking or cushioning agents or material and related medical devices and methods are disclosed. For example, a method of performing a medical procedure in a tract of a body may include injecting a material in a liquid phase proximate a target site between a first tissue layer and a second tissue layer, allowing the material to transition from the liquid phase to the gel phase in response to a raise in temperature of the material to approximately at or above the predetermined temperature, and performing a surgical procedure on the target site. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214290

Apparatus for loading and delivering a stent

A stent loading and deployment device includes an outer elongate tubular member having opposed proximal and distal ends and an inner elongate tubular member having opposed proximal and distal ends and slidably disposed within the outer tubular member. When the distal ends of the outer tubular member and the inner tubular member are axially aligned, a stent deployment region is defined there in between. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214266

Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices

Medical devices and delivery systems for delivering medical devices to a target location within a subject. In some embodiments the medical devices can be locked in a fully deployed and locked configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

08/02/18 / #20180214211

Side-firing laser fiber with protective tip and related methods

A method and an apparatus according to an embodiment of the invention includes a reflector disposed within a capillary for use in side-firing optical fibers. An outer member or cap can be used to protect the capillary when being inserted through a catheter or endoscope. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/26/18 / #20180210020

Electronic devices and methods for addressing external electromagnetic fields

An electronic device may include a shaft insertable into a target area, and an electronic component configured to generate a signal. The electronic component may be on or within the shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/26/18 / #20180207332

Medical devices and related methods

A medical system includes an irrigation system including an irrigation bag containing irrigation fluid and an irrigation line, and a medical device with at least two internal lumens connecting at least two ports on a handle to a distal end of the medical device. The medical system also includes a suction system including a suction source, a waste container, and a suction line, and a controller that controls at least one of the irrigation system and the suction system. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206991

Methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve

The invention includes methods of and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. One aspect of the invention provides a method including the steps of endovascularly delivering a replacement valve and an expandable anchor to a vicinity of the heart valve in an unexpanded configuration; and applying an external non-hydraulically expanding or non-pneumatically expanding actuation force on the anchor to change the shape of the anchor, such as by applying proximally and/or distally directed force on the anchor using a releasable deployment tool to expand and contract the anchor or parts of the anchor. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206970

Embolic protection device

An aortic arch embolic protection device may include an anchoring structure including a first anchoring ring at an upstream end and a second anchoring ring at a downstream end. A first filter element may extend from the first anchoring ring to the second anchoring ring and define a lumen through the aortic arch embolic protection device. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206870

Rotatable medical device

Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a tubular member having a lumen defined therein and a proximal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206864

Necrosectomy devices and procedures

The present disclosure relates generally to the field of minimally invasive catheter-based devices and procedures for the removal of necrotic debris. In particular, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for the removal of necrotic debris from within a walled off necrosis without disrupting or damaging the tissue wall of the necrotic pocket.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206863

Medical device handles and related methods

An insertion device includes a body and a delivery shaft, and the body includes a longitudinal axis aligned with a central long axis of a proximal end of the delivery shaft. A holder may be coupled to the body of the insertion device, and the holder includes a medical device receiving chamber having a longitudinal axis that is non-parallel to the longitudinal axis of the body.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206830

Method of implanting an adjustable occlusion device

Disclosed is an adjustable occlusion device for use in a body lumen such as the left atrial appendage. The occlusion device is removably carried by a deployment catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206711

System for a minimally-invasive, operative treatment

A system for performing minimally invasive procedures in a body lumen of a patient including a flexible catheter having a first lumen and a second lumen, the first and second lumens terminating in a distal opening at a distalmost end of the catheter. First and second flexible guides are separate components from the catheter and removably insertable into the flexible catheter and movable axially through the lumen of the flexible catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/26/18 / #20180206703

Systems and methods for preventing laser fiber misfiring within endoscopic access devices

A system for preventing inadvertent actuation of a medical device. The system includes an elongate tube having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen extending from the proximal end to the distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200040

Embolic protection device

An embolic protection system may include a guidewire having a length, at least a portion of the guidewire having a non-circular cross-sectional shape, and an embolic protection device including a mounting sleeve configured to attach the embolic protection device to the portion of the guidewire having the non-circular cross-sectional shape. The mounting sleeve may include a non-circular interior cross-sectional shape and a non-circular exterior cross-sectional shape.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/19/18 / #20180200039

System and method for treating prolapse and incontinence

A system and method of treating vaginal prolapse and incontinence comprises a kit. The kit includes a mesh graft configured for attachment to the anterior and posterior vaginal walls to thereby treat the vaginal prolapse. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199960

Introducer with expandable capabilities

An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer sheath includes a tubular member including an inner surface, an outer surface and a wall extending therebetween. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/19/18 / #20180199799

Medical systems, devices, and related methods

A device may include a first portion coupled to a shaft of an insertable medical device. The first portion may extend along a first portion longitudinal axis between a proximal end and a distal end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193606

Guidewire with tactile feel

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guidewire. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193574

Apparatuses and methods for delivering powdered agents

In one aspect of the present disclosure, an apparatus for delivering a powdered agent into a subject's body may include a powder chamber housing the powdered agent. The apparatus also may include a chassis in fluid connection with the powder chamber. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193550

Fluid management system and methods

A hysteroscopic fluid management system includes a saline source with an electrolyte concentration, at least one pressure mechanism for circulating saline to and from a targeted site and through a filter having filter characteristics back to the source, and a controller. The controller provides a saline inflow in a first flow path to the site and a saline outflow in a second flow path from the site through the filter and back to the source at a controlled flow rate. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193056

Atherectomy medical device

Medical devices and methods for using medical devices are disclosed. A rotational atherectomy device may include an elongate shaft having a proximal end region, a distal end region and a lumen extending therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193044

Medical retrieval devices and methods

A device may include a distal assembly including a first plurality of legs, a second plurality of legs, and a distal tip, and further include a first driver and a second driver, a proximal end of at least one leg of the first plurality of legs may be coupled to the first driver, and a proximal end of at least one leg of the second plurality of legs may be coupled to the second driver. The medical device may include a first longitudinally extending hollow member movably positioned along the first driver and a second longitudinally extending hollow member movably positioned along the second driver. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/12/18 / #20180193028

Occlusion device

A catheter includes a detachable tip assembly that when detached from the catheter may be used to occlude a body lumen or vessel. The detachable distal tip assembly may include an inflatable balloon disposed over and secured to a tubular member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/12/18 / #20180192982

Stone identification methods and systems

Aspects of stone identification methods and systems are described. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: transmitting to a processing unit, with an imaging element mounted on a distal end of a scope, image data about a stone object inside a body cavity; generating from the image data, with the processing unit, a visual representation of the stone object and the body cavity; establishing from a user input, with the processing unit, a scale for the visual representation; determining from the visual representation, with the processing unit, a size of the stone object on the scale; comparing, with the processing unit, the size of the stone object with a predetermined maximum size to determine a removal status; and augmenting, with the processing unit, the visual representation to include an indicator responsive to the removal status. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185620

Medical instrument with controlled torque transmission

A medical instrument such as a guidewire that is designed to have controlled torque transmission along its length. Specially treated areas are placed in selected and equal areas along the entire length of the elongated shaft of the medical instrument, and are separated from one another by untreated areas. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185184

Hydration delivery system for stents

A stent delivery device is provided that includes an inner member defining a distal tip and a stent holding region, and an outer tubular member slidingly disposed over the inner member and configured to engage the distal tip. Seal members may be disposed on one or more of an outer surface of the inner member, the distal tip, and the outer tubular member. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185183

Method for loading a stent into a delivery device

A method of loading an expandable stent into a delivery device may include positioning a middle portion of the expandable stent in a collapsing fixture including a passage extending therethrough, radially compressing the middle portion of the expandable stent in the passage before any other portion of the expandable stent while a first end of the expandable stent is disposed outside of the passage, moving the collapsing fixture relative to the expandable stent, radially compressing the expandable stent from the middle portion toward the first end of the expandable stent, and inserting the first end of the expandable stent followed by the middle portion of the expandable stent into a distal end of an elongate outer sheath of the delivery device.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185181

Medical devices formed from polymer filaments

Medical devices and method for manufacturing medical devices are discloses. An example medical device may include a medical device body formed from one or more multi-melting point polymeric filaments. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185044

Retrieval devices and related methods of use

A retrieval device may include a sheath including a distal end and a proximal end, and an end effector at the distal end. At least a portion of the end effector may be movable relative to the sheath between extended and retracted states. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

07/05/18 / #20180185018

System for a minimally-invasive treatment within a body lumen

A system for endoscopic surgery within a body lumen of a patient including a flexible catheter having an expandable region at a distal portion and an access opening. The expandable region is expandable from a collapsed insertion configuration to an expanded configuration to provide an expanded chamber on a first side of the catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/28/18 / #20180177620

Rapid exchange stent delivery system

Stent delivery systems and methods for making and using stent delivery systems are disclosed. An example stent delivery system may include a guide member having a proximal portion and a distal portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172931

Fluid cooled optical fiber

Fluid cooled optical fibers are disclosed. An exemplary fiber comprises a fiber body including a distal end, an inner cap surrounding said distal end, an outer cap surrounding said inner cap, and a tube attached to said outer cap. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172865

Dominant axis navigation sensor

A sensor assembly includes a first magnetic field sensor and a second magnetic field sensor. The first magnetic field sensor includes a first substrate and a first elongated magnetic field sensor component extending a first length. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180172420

Hybrid navigation sensor

A sensor assembly includes a first magnetic field sensor that is a first type of sensor and has a first magnetic field sensitivity in a first primary sensing direction. The first primary sensing direction is along a longitudinal axis of the sensor assembly. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168835

Endoluminal stents and methods of delivery

An endoluminal stent and associated methods for placing the endoluminal stent in a lumen of a trachea of a patient. The stent includes an elongate framework having a first open end, a second open end opposite the first open end, and a lumen extending from the first open end to the second open end. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168738

Distortion suppression in electromagnetic tracking systems

A method uses an electromagnetic tracking system, including a number of field transmitters and at least one receiver, to determine location information associated with a medical device. The method includes transmitting a set of electromagnetic signals, each signal having a frequency that is different than a frequency associated with each of the other signals, where each signal corresponds to a sum of sinusoidal functions, each of which includes an amplitude and a frequency. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168724

Open-irrigated ablation catheter with proximal insert cooling

An open-irrigated ablation catheter system includes a catheter body, and an electrode tip body mounted on a distal portion of the catheter body. The electrode tip body includes a proximal end configured for connection to the catheter body and a wall defining an open interior region and including one or more irrigation ports. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168710

Nested balloon cryotherapy

A cryotherapy system includes a cryotherapy catheter having an inflatable balloon portion and a pressure regulator. The inflatable balloon portion includes an outer balloon and an inner balloon within the outer balloon. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168672

Medical device handles and related methods

A medical device includes a sheath, an shaft at least partially surrounded by the sheath, an end effector at a distal end of the shaft and movable between at least an open position and a closed position, and a handle. The handle includes a shaft advancement body, a channel body securely coupled to the sheath and selectively positionable with respect to the shaft advancement body, and a plunger securely coupled to the shaft and selectively positionable with respect to the channel body.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168667

Medical systems and methods

A fluid management system for use in a tissue resection procedure includes a controller. An inflow pump is operated by the controller and configured to provide fluid inflow through a flow path to a site in patient's body. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168658

Catheter with radiofrequency cutting tip and heated balloon

Methods for draining pseudocysts and stent delivery systems for use therein are disclosed. An illustrative system may include a catheter shaft having an inflatable balloon affixed to a distal end region thereof. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168511

Distally-facing electrode array with longitudinally mounted splines

A catheter comprises an elongate catheter body extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end, an expandable electrode assembly disposed at the distal end of the catheter body, the electrode assembly comprising a housing encasing a position sensor and a plurality of flexible splines extending from the distal end of the catheter body to a distal end of the housing, and a distal cap positioned over a distal end of the housing, the distal cap being configured to receive the distal end of the housing and to further receive distal ends of flexible splines of the plurality of flexible splines in longitudinal or about longitudinal directions relative to the catheter body. Distal portions of the flexible splines provide reduced stiffness as compared to more proximal portions. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168482

Current driven sensor for magnetic navigation

A tracking system that includes a sensor and a current driver. The sensor includes a substrate and magnetic sensor components configured to sense one or more magnetic fields and provide signals corresponding to the one or more magnetic fields. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/21/18 / #20180168432

Endoscopic imaging system

An endoscopic imaging system includes a reusable control cabinet having a number of actuators that control the orientation of a lightweight endoscope that is connectable thereto. The endoscope is used with a single patient and is then disposed. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180162619

Medical device packaging with opening feature

Medical device packages may be configured to be easily openable in dark locations such as but not limited to cardiac catheter labs and surgical suites. Medical device packages may be configured to be more easily opened by including features that help to instruct a user where to grasp the medical device package, present a grip feature to quickly separate and grasp the two layers to be separated and provide texture on the grip to improve grip and control of the packaging and the sterile product within the packaging during transfer to a sterile surgical field or user, for example. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161557

Stent trimming devices and methods

Devices and methods for trimming a stent to a desired length with an outer tube and an inner tube having a distal end and a diameter configured to receive a portion of the stent in excess of the desired length. The inner tube may move within the outer tube and the distal end may include an end effector configured to trim the portion from the stent while the device and stent are within a patient.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161552

Thrombolysis catheter system

A catheter system is disclosed. An example catheter system includes an elongate tubular member having a distal region and a proximal end, a first balloon disposed along the distal region of the tubular member, a second balloon disposed along the distal region of the tubular member, wherein the second balloon is spaced from the first balloon. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161186

Apparatus and method for loading and delivering a stent using a suture retaining mechanism

An assembly for delivering an intraluminary member into a body lumen including a delivery catheter including an elongated tubular member, an elongated rod disposed within and slidingly engaged with the tubular member, a handle fixed to a proximal end of the rod, and at least one securing mechanism located on the handle, and a thread-like member removably secured to one end of the intraluminary member, the thread-like member extending between the intraluminary member and the handle, the at least one securing mechanism adapted to secure the thread-like member.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161064

Introducer with expandable capabilities

An example introducer is disclosed. An example introducer includes an inner liner including a lumen, a proximal region, and at least one folded portion extending longitudinally along the proximal region. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180161040

Medical balloon

Composite expandable medical balloons and methods for forming composite expandable medical balloons are disclosed. An example composite expandable medical balloon may include a base balloon. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/14/18 / #20180160917

A device and method for non-invasive left ventricular end diastolic pressure (lvedp) measurement

The present application relates to systems and methods for non-invasively determining at least one of left ventricular end diastolic pressure (lvedp) or pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (pcwp) in a subject's heart, comprising: receiving, by a computer, a plurality of signals from a plurality of non-invasive sensors that measure a plurality of physiological effects that are correlated with functioning of said subject's heart, said plurality of physiological effects including at least one signal correlated with left ventricular blood pressure and at least one signal correlated with timing of heartbeat cycles of said subject's heart; training a machine learning model on said computer using said plurality of signals for periods of time in which said plurality of signals were being generated during a heart failure event of said subject's heart; determining said lvedp or pcwp using said machine learning model at a time subsequent to said training and subsequent to said heart failure event.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154166

Medical systems and methods for modulating nerves

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a medical device for modulating nerves. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153688

Heart valve remodeling device

A heart valve remodeling device may include a delivery device including an inner shaft slidably disposed over a guidewire and an outer shaft slidably disposed over the inner shaft, and a braided stent fixedly attached to the inner shaft and the outer shaft. The braided stent may be translatable between an elongated configuration and a deployed configuration by movement of the inner shaft relative to the outer shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153605

Diagnosis and treatment devices and related methods of use

A medical device may include a stimulation member configured to apply a stimulus to a nerve that is configured to control a contraction of an airway distal to the nerve, and a measurement member configured to measure an effect of the stimulus on the airway. The medical device also may include an energy delivery element configured to deliver energy to tissue defining the airway to reduce an effect of the stimulus on the airway. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153555

Medical device

A medical device comprising an elongated tubular member having a proximal portion, a distal portion, an outer surface and a lumen and the distal portion of the elongated tubular member comprising an expandable occlusion tip, the expandable occlusion tip having a central lumen and comprising a plurality of lobes, the expandable occlusion tip having an unexpanded state and an expanded state, in the unexpanded state the lobes extend distally from the elongated tubular member, in the expanded state, the lobes radially expand and are adapted to restrict flow in a patient's vessel.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153552

Compressive coupler for reloadable hemostasis clipping device

A system for treating tissue includes a clip assembly including a pair of clip arms, proximal ends of which are slidably received within a channel of a capsule to be moved between a tissue receiving configuration, in which distal ends of the clip arms are separated from one another, and a tissue clipping configuration, in which the distal ends are moved toward one another. The system also includes an applicator including a catheter and a control member extending therethrough. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153531

Systems and methods for eccentric nodule tissue acquisition

The present disclosure relates to the field of endoscopy. Specifically, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for real-time visualization and sampling of target tissue within body passages. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153530

Systems and methods for real-time biopsy needle and target tissue visualization

The present disclosure relates to the field of endoscopy. In particular, the present disclosure relates to systems and methods for real-time visualization of a target tissue, and which allows the location/orientation of the biopsy needle to be determined prior to its first actuation.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

06/07/18 / #20180153426

Representation and identification of activity patterns during electro-physiology mapping using vector fields

A method and system for mapping an anatomical structure includes sensing activation signals of intrinsic physiological activity with a plurality of mapping electrodes disposed in or near the anatomical structure, each of the plurality of mapping electrodes having an electrode location. A vector field map which represents a direction of propagation of the activation signals at each electrode location is generated to identify a signature pattern and a location in the vector field map according to at least one vector field template. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147409

Methods and devices for producing trabecular fibers

A device for producing a trabecular fiber within a ventricle of a heart. The device includes a substrate and a first tissue anchor connected to the substrate. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147058

Replacement heart valve

A replacement heart valve assembly has a stent frame and a replacement valve. The replacement valve has a plurality of leaflets and a valve frame. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/31/18 / #20180147043

Stent with deflecting connector

This disclosure is directed primarily to a stent for use in the trachea. The stent has a nominally deployed state, an axially extended state and an axially compressed state. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/31/18 / #20180146843

Medical tools and related methods of use

Medical systems are disclosed and may include an elongate member having a proximal end, a distal end, one or more channels extending between the proximal end and the distal end, and a handle operably coupled to the proximal end. The handle may include one or more ports in communication with the one or more channels. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140756

Surgical fluid management systems and methods

A surgical fluid management system delivers fluid for distending a uterine cavity to allow cutting and extraction of uterine fibroid tissue, polyps and other abnormal uterine tissue. The system comprises a fluid source, fluid deliver lines, one or more pumps, and a filter for re-circulating the distension fluid between the source and the uterine cavity. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140356

Alternative placement of thermal sensors on bipolar electrode

A medical device for tissue ablation may include a catheter shaft, an expandable member disposed on or coupled to the catheter shaft, and a plurality of elongate electrode assemblies each constructed as a flexible circuit. The expandable member may be configured to shift between an unexpanded configuration and an expanded configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140323

Medical device shaft resistant to compression and/or tension

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may be a medical device with increased compression resistance. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140297

Stapler for forming multiple tissue plications

A stapling device for forming multiple tissue plications without needing to reload the device between plications is described. The device includes staple and anvil housings that move toward and away from a tissue-capture position. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/24/18 / #20180140289

Biopsy devices and related methods of use

A biopsy device may include a first jaw having a first distal tip configured to pierce tissue, and a second jaw movable relative to the first jaw between a closed configuration where the first jaw and the second jaw are axially aligned, and an open configuration where the first jaw and the second jaw are offset from one another, the second jaw having a second distal tip proximal to the first distal tip in the closed configuration.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139392

Guidance systems and associated methods

Guidance systems and associated methods are disclosed. One method comprises: receiving macroscan data prior to an operation; defining a body information model from the macroscan data; positioning a navigation component in the body during the operation; generating microscan data with the navigation component; correlating a location in the macroscan data with a location in the microscan data in the body information model; and/or modifying the body information model by combining an image in the microscan data with an image in the macroscan data.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133435

Medical device release system

A medical device system may include an elongate shaft having a lumen extending from a proximal end of the elongate shaft to a distal end of the elongate shaft, a medical device disposed proximate the distal end of the elongate shaft, a release wire disposed within the lumen of the elongate shaft, wherein the release wire releasably secures the medical device to the distal end of the elongate shaft, a securement member fixedly attached to the proximal end of the elongate shaft and to a proximal end of the release wire, and a microcatheter configured to deliver the medical device to a treatment site, the elongate shaft and the medical device being slidably disposed within a lumen of the microcatheter. A proximal portion of the securement member may be configured to disengage from a distal portion of the securement member.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133433

Catheter compatible stiffening stylet with packaging and device hold elements

The present disclosure provides an integrated medical device that includes a stiffening stylet for portions of a catheter along with attachment features for improved functionality and packaging of the catheter system.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180133041

Stent delivery device

A stent delivery device has a handle and a sliding body, the sliding body is slidable with respect to the handle. The handle has a grip and a guide. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132930

Tissue extraction devices and methods

A tissue cutting device has an outer sleeve with a distal window and an inner cutting sleeve which moves past the window to cut tissue. The inner cutting sleeve has a lumen which may have a larger proximal diameter than distal diameter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132923

Rotatable snares and related methods

A medical device may include a handle, a sheath fixed relative to the handle, a longitudinal actuator movable relative to the handle, an end effector, a member extending proximally from the end effector through the sheath, with a portion of the member being fixed relative to the longitudinal actuator, and a rotation actuator. Movement of the rotation actuator may cause rotation of the member relative to the sheath, and movement of the longitudinal actuator may cause longitudinal movement of the member relative to the rotation actuator.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/17/18 / #20180132703

Disposable medical systems, devices, and related methods

An insertion device may include a hollow handle and a shaft extending distally of the hollow handle. The insertion device may also include a cap coupled to a distal end of the shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180128989

Methods for fusing a fiber termination

Aspects of the disclosure are drawn to methods for producing a fused connector termination. An exemplary method may include setting a specification requirement to be met by the fused connector termination and applying an amount of heat to a proximal region of an unfused connector termination. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125691

Deployable sleeves and related methods

A medical device may include a tubular sleeve configured for implantation in a body lumen, the sleeve having a first configuration with a first rigidity and a second configuration with a second rigidity greater than the first rigidity, the sleeve including: a flexible membrane defining an interior lumen; and a channel extending along the membrane.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125684

Controlled extension stent

The present disclosure relates generally to controlled extension medical stents, and more particularly to controlled extension devices positioned in the body to stent the ureter and facilitate drainage from the kidney to the bladder.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125682

Stent anchoring system

An illustrative stent may comprise an elongated tubular member having a first end and a second end and an intermediate region disposed therebetween. The elongated tubular member may include at least one barb attached thereto. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125652

Leaflet engagement elements and methods for use thereof

The present invention relates to apparatus for methods for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes an expandable anchor with leaflet engagement elements on the proximal end of the anchor and a replacement valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125633

Stent including displacement capabilities

An example medical device for treating a body lumen is disclosed. The medical device includes an expandable scaffold positionable within a body lumen wherein the body lumen has an inner surface. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125630

Stent including anti-migration capabilities

An example medical device for treating a body lumen is disclosed. The medical device includes an expandable scaffold including first and second regions, each of the first and second regions include a plurality of interstices located therein. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125577

Ostial renal nerve ablation

A catheter including an elongated shaft having a distal end and a proximal end, where the catheter includes a thermal element at the distal end thereof. The thermal element may be used in an ablation procedure or other procedure to heat a tissue adjacent a vessel. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125516

Medical device handles and related methods

A medical insertion device may include a handle including a proximal portion, an intermediate portion, and a distal portion. A delivery shaft may be coupled to a distal most end of the distal portion of the handle. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125511

Retrieval basket and related methods

A medical device may include a sheath, an elongate member at least partially surrounded by the sheath, an end effector at a distal end of the elongate member and movable between an open position and a closed position, and a handle. The handle may include an actuator member coupled to the sheath, an adjustment member, and a biasing member extending between the actuator member and the adjustment member.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125497

Single stage hemostasis clipping device

A tissue clipping apparatus comprises a clip including a proximal end received within a capsule. The clip includes a clip locking member biased to engage a first locking structure of the capsule to lock the clip in the capsule in a closed configuration. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/10/18 / #20180125496

Hemostatic clip with needle passer

A device for treating a tissue opening includes a capsule extending longitudinally from a proximal end to a distal end and including a lumen extending therethrough; a pair of arms movably housed within the lumen of the capsule such that the pair of arms are movable between an open configuration and a closed configuration, the pair of arms being biased toward the open configuration such that when the pair of arms are moved distally with respect to the capsule, distal ends of the pair of arms are separated from one another to receive target tissue therebetween; a needle releasably connected to a first one of the pair of aims, the needle extending laterally inward toward a second one of the pair of arms and including a connecting structure extending along a portion thereof, the second one of the pair of arms including an opening located so that, when the pair of arms are moved to the closed configuration, the connecting structure of the needle engages the opening; and a suture extending from a portion of the needle proximally through the capsule.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180122150

Comparative analysis of anatomical items

A computer-implemented medical visualization method includes identifying a three-dimensional model of an anatomical item of a particular mammal; displaying a moving animation of the three-dimensional model, the moving animation created from multiple frames from imaging of the anatomical item over a short time period to capture movement of the anatomical item; displaying one or more non-moving views of the three-dimensional model while the moving animation is being displayed; and in response to receiving inputs from a user, changing the displayed moving animation and the one or more non-moving views automatically in coordination with each other.. . ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117294

Fiducial deployment mechanisms, and related methods of use

A medical device that may include an elongate member having a proximal end and a distal end, and a lumen disposed through the elongate member is disclosed. The medical device may also include an opening disposed at the distal end of the elongate member in communication with the lumen, and a pushing element disposed with the lumen. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117287

Medical balloon with reinforcing member

Catheter assemblies and methods for making and using catheter assemblies are disclosed. An example a catheter assembly includes a catheter shaft and a balloon attached to the catheter shaft. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180117280

Medical systems, devices, and related methods

A medical device may include a handle having a first handle portion and a second handle portion. The first handle portion may be rotatable relative to the second handle portion. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116801

Automated implantable penile prosthesis pump system

A dual poppet valve assembly for a pump assembly of an implantable penile prosthesis having a suction poppet engagable by a plurality of fingers allowing free travel of the poppet and to prevent vacuum lockup of the pump assembly. The suction poppet can also include an elongated shaft receivable within a corresponding bore of a cylinder poppet to prevent the suction poppet from becoming misaligned during the operation of the pump assembly.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116793

Replacement valve and anchor

Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116792

Replacement valve and anchor

Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

05/03/18 / #20180116677

User actuated reloadable clip cartridge

A system for treating tissue includes an applicator and a clip assembly. The applicator includes a catheter extending longitudinally and a lumen extending therethrough, a control member extending through the lumen of the catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104445

Guide extension catheter

Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104079

Gastro-esophageal implants

A satiation device is described which includes a sheath or liner extending from the proximal or middle stomach to the distal antrum. Food ingested by the patient passes through the sheath or liner, thereby minimizing contact between the ingested food and the stomach. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104057

Replacement heart valve with diaphragm

A replacement heart valve system may include a delivery sheath and a replacement heart valve. The replacement heart valve may include a mesh anchor member disposed within the delivery sheath in an elongated delivery configuration, the mesh anchor member being expandable to a deployed configuration when unconstrained by the delivery sheath. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104056

Low profile heart valve and delivery system

Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a delivery catheter having a diameter of 21 french or less; an expandable anchor disposed within the delivery catheter; and a replacement valve disposed within the delivery catheter. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a heart valve of a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104055

Everting heart valve

The present invention provides methods and apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. The apparatus includes a replacement valve and an expandable anchor configured for endovascular delivery to a vicinity of the patient's heart valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104052

Replacement valve and anchor

Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104051

Replacement valve and anchor

Apparatus for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve, including: a replacement valve adapted to be delivered endovascularly to a vicinity of the heart valve; an expandable anchor adapted to be delivered endovascularly to the vicinity of the heart valve; and a lock mechanism configured to maintain a minimum amount of anchor expansion. The invention also includes a method for endovascularly replacing a patient's heart valve. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104043

Stent

A stent for transluminal implantation comprises a first, second and third stent section for splinting and/or keeping open a hollow organ which are connected to each other via elastic tubular sections. The stent combines at least three different stent designs in one stent and can therefore be adjusted to the motion behavior of a hollow organ in an improved fashion.. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104038

Implants and methods of implanting the same

In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a support member and a suture. The support member is configured to provide support to a portion of a body of a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103959

Hemostatic clip with needle passer

A device for treating a tissue opening includes a proximal portion including an elongated flexible member, a capsule releasably coupled to a distal end of the flexible member and including a lumen extending therethrough and a clip including a pair of arms movably housed within the capsule. A suture extending along a first one of the pair of arms and including a loop at a distal end thereof extending across an opening extending through the first one of the pair of arms. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103945

Adjustable implants and methods of implanting the same

In one embodiment, a medical device includes a tissue anchor has a first portion and a second portion. The tissue anchor is configured to be placed within bodily tissue of a patient. ... Boston Scientific Scimed Inc








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