Computer Programs and Systems has patented a cryo-fixation lead extraction device with a catheter and liner system that generates a frozen zone for lead extraction. The device includes a cryogen supply line and cutting feature for efficient extraction. GlobalData’s report on Computer Programs and Systems gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Cryo-fixation lead extraction device with cryogen supply line

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Computer Programs and Systems Inc

A cryo-fixation lead extraction device has been granted a patent (Publication Number: US11896281B2) for its innovative design and functionality. The device comprises a lead extraction catheter with a liner that selectively accepts a lead being extracted longitudinally through it. The liner includes at least one cryogen supply line that generates a frozen zone adjacent the distal catheter end, facilitating lead extraction. The device also features a cutting feature to mechanically cut into the frozen tissue zone, aiding in the extraction process. Additionally, the device includes a distal freezing chamber and a cryogen return line, forming a closed cryogen loop to prevent the passage of cryogen fluid distally.

Furthermore, the patent also covers a cryo-fixation lead extraction system that includes a cryogen fluid source, a cryo-fixation lead extraction device, a cryogen regulator, an operator interface for regulating cryogen flow, and a computing device for controlling and monitoring the device. The system is designed for efficient lead extraction using cryogenics, with a temperature range of -5°C to -30°C for the frozen tissue zone. The system also includes a portable mounting frame for easy support and transport of the components. The method of lead extraction using the device involves directing cryogen fluid to create a frozen zone, mechanically cutting the tissue, and moving the loosened lead proximally. The method also includes the use of a closed cryogen loop to ensure efficient extraction and prevent the distal passage of cryogen fluid.

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