The FilterWire EZ™ Embolic Protection System is meant to provide ease of use to make this system ideal for carotid artery stenting. With clinically proven safety. Carotid Artery Revascularization Using the Boston Scientific EPI Filter Wire EZ™ and the EndoTex™ NexStent™ (CABERNET). for Recall, Boston Scientific is initiating a field correction for 48 lots/batches of the Filter Wire EZ” Embolic Protection System. Boston Scientific has determined.

Author: Yotilar Braktilar
Country: Latvia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Music
Published (Last): 20 April 2007
Pages: 400
PDF File Size: 13.2 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.92 Mb
ISBN: 386-8-47856-896-1
Downloads: 11485
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dit

The nitrous oxide changes into gas upon entering the balloon, cooling it to ?

For advertising rates and opportunities, contact: All 20 patients received the CryoPlasty technique using the PolarCath System Infrapopliteal Catheter as the primary therapy; 6 patients with severely blocked vessels underwent atherectomy to create a channel that would allow passage of the catheter.

Five patients 25 percent underwent toe or transmetatarsal amputation of pre-existing gangrene and 1 patient who was treated for bilateral disease underwent subsequent bypass surgery in one limb. Research presented at the Annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Scientific Symposium TCTshowed outcomes of the first patients to receive the therapy.

The FilterWire EZ system is designed to enhance the effectiveness and ease of use of the product. Additionally, many of these patients have poor overall health and are no longer suitable candidates for a fllterwire procedure.

Contact Info For advertising rates and opportunities, contact: By introducing this smaller size, Boston Scientific now makes it possible for physicians to meet this standard of care in a broader range of SVG vessels.

Study centers were grouped into three tiers based on previous CAS experience, and individual operators were grouped by their CAS training.

The complex nature sz progression of SVG disease as compared to native coronary artery disease can create a challenging treatment situation for physicians and a higher risk for patients.


It may be possible to delay progression of the disease to the limb threatening stage. Endovascular Today is a publication dedicated to bringing you comprehensive coverage of all the latest technology, techniques, and developments in the endovascular field.

The dominant contributing factors affecting the ability to keep the lower extremity arteries open over time is the length of the vessel that is affected as well as whether or not the vessels below the knee have adequate flow.


The study also resulted in no deaths, no target lesion revascularizations re-interventions and no sub- acute thrombosis clots during the day follow-up period. Boston Scientific Corporation has received k clearance from the U. The FilterWire EZ System is a low-profile embolic protection device that has been clinically proven to capture and remove embolic material, leading to reduced complications during balloon angioplasty and stenting procedures in SVGs 2.

Next-generation system cleared for SVG treatment in the U. Subscribe I agree to the Terms and Privacy Statement. The infrapopliteal catheters are used with CryoVascular’s PolarCath System, a peripheral CryoPlasty system that treats stenosis by dilating and cooling arteries to ? Sign up for our free newsletter. News May 26, The system is also 6F guide catheter compatible, and has enhanced deliverability with a 3. The primary endpoint was the day composite of major adverse events MAEincluding stroke, death, and myocardial infarction MI.

About Endovascular Today Endovascular Today is a publication dedicated to bringing you comprehensive coverage of all the latest technology, techniques, and developments in the endovascular field.

During a CryoPlasty procedure, a catheter advances a balloon to the site of the occlusion and nitrous oxide, rather than saline, is used to inflate the balloon. Until this is available, your continued use of this site will be deemed as consent to use of cookies.


Embolic protection: the FilterWire EZ Embolic Protection System.

Without an effective means to open these small, delicate vessels, many patients ultimately require bypass. Charles Philip cphillip bmctoday. Ezz percent of the patients were able to avoid almost-certain amputation below the knee as a result of treatment with the PolarCath System Infrapopliteal Catheter.

These studies will provide for the collection of data on the Acculink Carotid Stent System and the Accunet Filterwkre Protection System when used by a broad group of physicians. Get the latest articles from Med Device Online delivered to your inbox. CAS with the carotid Wallstent and FilterWire EZ system yielded a low day MAE rate that did not differ significantly across operator experience and filtersire levels, concluded the investigators in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions.


F with a balloon filled with nitrous oxide. Filtrwire investigators reported that 1, of the 1, enrolled patients were evaluable for day MAE rate. Boston Scientific launched the product in Europe and other international filterwre in September The cold is believed to have several beneficial vascular effects as it opens the artery, including weakening the plaque to allow it to reshape more easily, reducing vessel elasticity to minimize reclosing of the vessel, and minimizing inflammation and scar tissue formation.

The Company plans to launch the product in the United States immediately. Stephen Hoerst shoerst bmctoday. The stroke rate of 3.

Embolic protection: the FilterWire EZ Embolic Protection System.

Use of Liquid Embolic Agents. The tendency to treat patients at later stages of disease progression almost always means very long lesions and little, if any, flow below the knee. Individual event rates were evaluated across the overall study, and by center experience and physician training tier. Is There a Role for Endovascular Reconstruction….

FilterWire EZ™ Embolic Protection System for Carotid Arteries – Boston Scientific

The background of the study is that there is a need for additional evidence evaluating carotid artery stenting CAS performed by operators with various experience and training levels, stated the investigators. Company Profile Email Us.

Blood is redirected through the surgically attached SVG, bypassing the blocked artery and increasing blood flow to the heart. The new devices will provide a minimally invasive treatment alternative to conventional open carotid artery surgery to patients who are at high surgical risk.

Craig McChesney cmcchesney bmctoday. Enrollment began in Septemberand preliminary results are expected to be presented in early The FilterWire EZ System is a low-profile embolic filter mounted on a guide wire and is designed to reduce complications during balloon angioplasty and stenting procedures for the treatment of SVG disease. Get the latest vascular news sent to your inbox. Like what you are reading?