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Filtration Systems, Intravascular Procedure

Definition : Filtration systems designed to trap emboli and/or other debris that is liberated during intravascular procedures using a distal filter. These systems typically include a hollow guidewire, a membrane filter, delivery and/or retrieval sheaths, and a mechanism to actuate the filter. The system filter is routed through the artery and deployed distal to the lesion to be treated; after the procedure is finished the filter is retrieved (usually through a retrieval sheath) and removed from the vasculature. Some systems are based on the use of delivery and retrieval catheters or other similar technologies. Intravascular procedure filtration systems are used temporarily during deployment of stents or catheter balloons; some dedicated filtration systems are only intended for a particular application (e.g., carotid artery, saphenous vein graft).

Entry Terms : "Distal Embolic Protection Devices" , "Embolic Protection Devices" , "Filters, Vascular, Distal Embolic Protection" , "Intravascular Embolic Protection Systems"

UMDC code : 26792

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Boston Scientific Corp

Company Type: Parent

In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

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