Jetstream G2 NXT Atherectomy Catheter is 7 French Compatible

 

August 11, 2009

Pathway Medical Technologies Inc. offers the 7 French compatible version of its peripheral atherectomy catheter, the Jetstream G2 NXT. It is capable of treating the entire spectrum of disease found in patients suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD), including hard and soft plaque, calcium, fibrotic lesions and thrombus. The 7 Fr. compatibility allows physicians to use Jetstream G2 NXT in the treatment of PAD in a more diverse patient population, significantly expanding the number of patients who can now benefit from this innovative technology, the company said.

Jetstream G2 NXT consists of a sterile, single-use catheter and control pod and a reusable, compact console that mounts to a standard I.V. stand. The catheter has an expandable cutting tip that safely debulks and preemptively removes both hard and soft plaque, as well as calcium, thrombus and fibrotic lesions. A highly efficient aspiration port located just proximal to the cutting blades continually removes excised tissue and thrombus from the treatment site to a collection bag located on the console. The distal portion of the catheter also possesses infusion ports that provide continuous infusion of sterile saline during the atherectomy procedure. Active aspiration is a safety feature that minimizes the risk of distal embolization.

For more information: www.pathwaymedical.com