Distal Protection Devices

Authored by: Thomas Tu , Roger Laham

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
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Distal protection devices have been successful in reducing the embolic complications associated with angioplasty of high-risk lesions. The three types of devices being developed have differing properties that can be tailored to individual clinical situations. Distal protection is rapidly becoming standard-of-care for vein graft and carotid interventions. As the devices continue to evolve and improve, they will be useful for an ever-expanding array of percutaneous procedures.

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