Cook Medical has launched a new fully-retractable .035 inch embolization coil, intended for peripheral arterial and venous embolization. Embolization is a nonsurgical, minimally-invasive procedure performed by a physician to block or reduce blood flow in arteries and veins. The new Retracta coil is designed to provide the physician with more controlled delivery of embolization coils. During this procedure, a physician places a coil that forms within the vessel and causes a clot to form, which may stop or can slow the blood flow. With the Retracta system, the physician can place the coil and detach it with precision when ready. Visibility of the detachment zone allows a clinician to easily identify when the Retracta is ready to be detached. If the physician is not satisfied with the positioning of the coil in the vessel, he/she can fully retract the coil into the catheter and reposition it before detachment.
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