Resources Contact Us Home
Use of collagenase to facilitate guide wire crossing in total arterial occlusions

Image Number 4 for United States Patent #8021660.

The use of a collagenase containing formulation for degrading collagen within an occlusive atherosclerotic plaque in a chronic fibrotic occlusion, chronically occluded animal tube or cavity. A medical-related apparatus is provided comprising a medical-related device having provided thereto a therapeutic amount of a collagen degrading composition comprising a proteiolytic enzyme containing formulation A method is provided for treating chronically occluded animal tubes and cavities by administering a therapeutic effective amount of a proteolytic enzyme-containing formulation adjacent to an occluding atherosclerotic plaque, waiting for a pre-angioplasty waiting period, followed by crossing the plaque with an angioplasty guide wire.

  Recently Added Patents
Communication system and data transmission method thereof
Upstream channel bonding in a cable communications system
Wide bandwidth hybrid antenna for combination EAS and RFID label or tag
Utility knife
Accessory system for vehicle
Optical cable plug-in detection
Invisible fence battery charger
  Randomly Featured Patents
Device for winding / taking up cables, ribbons, or other coilable structures
Organic electroluminescent display device and method of repairing a defective pixel of the device
Self-biased phase locked loop
Airless spray pump
Two-axis, self-nulling skin friction balance
Development device and image forming apparatus incorporating same
Process for production of a photopolymerizable recording material
Washing machine
Extraction-scintillation medium and method of use
Optional flow path tank for use in heat exchangers