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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63. Shutao Qiao, Liu Wang, Hyoyoung Jeong, G. Rodin, Nanshu Lu*, Suction effects of surface craters, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 14, 20170377 (2017)
 
62. L. Li†*, H. Lin†, S. Qiao†, Y. Huang, J. Li, J. Michon, T. Gu, C. Alosno-Ramos, L. Vivien, A. Yadav, K. Richardson, N. S. Lu, J. J. Hu*, Monolithically Integrated Stretchable Photonics, Light: Science & Applications, accepted, (2017)
 
61. Liu Wang, Shutao QiaoShideh Kabiri Ameri, Hyoyoung Jeong, Nanshu Lu*A Thin Elastic Membrane Conformed to a Soft and Rough Substrate subjected to Stretching/Compression