Methods of Placement of Neurostimulation Lead, Infusion Catheter, and/or Sensor via Peripheral Vasculature
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-10
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The present invention provides a method for delivery of medical devices such as leads, catheters, and/or sensors via the vasculature to peripheral target sites, such as the limbs. The methods of the present invention provide less invasive and less cumbersome procedures for patients and physicians than traditional procedures. More specifically, the present invention provides methods for placing a lead(s) for neurostimulation of peripheral nerves, via the vasculature. The present invention also provides methods for placing an infusion catheter(s) via the vasculature to facilitate targeted application of drugs to peripheral nerves. The present invention also provides methods for placing a sensor(s) via the vasculature near peripheral nerves for detection of electrical, chemical, or other activity.