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Radio-Frequency Thrombosis of Vascular Malformations with a Transvascular Magnetic Catheter

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Science  03 Apr 1970:
Vol. 168, Issue 3927, pp. 138-141
DOI: 10.1126/science.168.3927.138

Abstract

A tiny magnetic electrode catheter introduced into the human carotid artery has been mechanically and magnetically propelled, with fluoroscopic control, to cranial arteriovenous malformations. Radio-frequency heating of the catheter tip in successive positions occludes abnormal blood vessels.