Embolic Protection System
Tue, 01/18/2005 - 7:32am
The FilterWire EZ Embolic Protection 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 saphenous vein graft (SVG) disease. The filter captures embolic material that becomes dislodged during interventions, which would otherwise travel into the microvasculature where it could cause a heart attack. The FilterWire EZ system is designed to enhance the effectiveness and ease of use. It features a new "suspended loop" design that supports the filter, allowing for complete vessel wall apposition and for placement in both straight and curved vessels. The system is also 6F guide catheter compatible, and has enhanced deliverability with a 3.2F crossing profile.