Posts Tagged ‘distal embolic filter’

January 25th, 2012

Heads Up (Lesions Down) on a New Embolic Protection Device for Carotid Arterial Stenting


The current standard of care for individuals undergoing carotid arterial stenting (CAS) entails the use of an embolic protection device (EPD) to minimize the risk for embolic stroke. At present, the only FDA-approved EPD is a filter that is placed distal to the stenosis (i.e., it is advanced across the lesion) before stenting. In a recently completed randomized trial, a proximal balloon occlusion device provided […]