regulatory authorities to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Medtronic Interceptor(R) PLUS Carotid Filter System with the Medtronic Exponent(R) Self-Expanding Carotid Stent System for the treatment of carotid stenosis - the blockage
of the major arteries that feed blood to the brain.
7 percent rate typical of patients with such blockages
Also boosting the risk are heart disease and blockage
that occurs in a part of the carotid artery that is difficult to reach.
The Rubicon Filter is designed for use in medical procedures downstream from a blockage
in a blood vessel to allow the capture and removal of dislodged embolic material.
In the future, Folkman says, FGF-1 may also be shown to work with angioplasty, a procedure in which a balloon is inserted into an artery to break up blockage
The combination may work because the stent holds open the narrowed vessel while the abciximab keeps downstream particles from causing more blockages
, says E.
These thinner struts provide physicians with the deliverability and flexibility they need for tracking through tortuous anatomy and for reaching difficult-to-access blockages
in the biliary tree.
OmniWave(TM) Technology has the potential to be used as a treatment of blockages
that occur during heart attacks as well as for the treatment of complete blockages
of the coronary arteries.
Carotid artery stenting is often performed on carotid arteries that have developed blockages
as a result of plaque buildup on the artery walls.
While the current study did not address drug-coated stents directly, Yock said their model shows that even eliminating the costs and detrimental effects of restenosis does not make stenting a better choice than bypass surgery for patients with blockages
in more than one artery.
It is imperative that cardiologists remove blockages
in arteries in a manner that does not damage vessel walls, stents or synthetic bypass grafts," said Robert Rabiner, President and Chief Executive Officer of OmniSonics.
The Frontrunner X39 Catheter is used to treat CTOs (complete blockages
in the coronary arteries).
Cardiologists must be able to safely remove blockages
in coronary arteries that have previously been stented, and to that end, the results of this safety study are promising," said Dr.
As a result, the Rubicon Filter is designed with an ultra-low crossing profile, providing cardiologists and interventional radiologists with the ability to deliver the Rubicon Filter past many blockages
in blood vessels not previously navigable with other embolic protection filter delivery systems.
are caused by a build-up of fatty deposits called plaques.