Multifunctional Balloon Catheter

Multifunctional Balloon CatheterMaterials that integrate directly with the thin elastic membranes of otherwise conventional balloon catheters can provide diverse, multimodal functionality suitable for clinical use. As examples, we present sensors for measuring temperature, flow, tactile, optical and electrophysiological data, together with radiofrequency electrodes for controlled, local ablation of tissue. Use of such 'instrumented' balloon catheters in live animal models illustrates their operation, as well as their specific utility in cardiac ablation therapy.

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56. Deji Akinwande, Christopher J. Brennan, J. Scott Bunch, Philip Egberts, Jonathan R. Felts, Huajian Gao, Rui Huang, Joon-Seok Kim, Teng Li, Yao Li, Kenneth M. Liechti, Nanshu Lu, Harold S. Park, Evan J. Reed, Peng Wang, Boris I. Yakobson, Teng Zhang, Yong-Wei Zhang, Yao Zhou, Yong Zhu, A review on mechanics and mechanical properties of 2D materials—Graphene and beyondExtreme Mechanics Letters 13, 42-77 (2017).
 
55. Jun-Kyul Song, Donghee Son, Jaemin Kim, Young Jin Yoo, Gil Ju Lee, Liu Wang, Moon Kee Choi, Jiwoong Yang, Mincheol Lee, Kyungsik Do, Ja Hoon Koo,