Renal Stents Expand Treatment Options


January 18, 2011

Two new stents renal stents from Cook Medical offer additional options in treating patients with atherosclerotic disease. The Formula Balloon-Expandable Renal Stent System comes with in two varients.

The Formula 414RX Renal is a rapid exchange stent system with a 0.014-inch wire guide. The Formula 418 Renal is an over-the-wire system balloon with a 0.018-inch wire guide system. Both are engineered to cross lesions with high pushability, trackability and kink-resistance. Cook’s Formula stents are low-profile designs engineered to avoid shortening after deployment, allowing for precise placement.

The stents are designed for use in patients with atherosclerotic disease of the renal arteries following suboptimal renal angioplasty (PTRA) of de novo or restenotic lesions.

The stents were cleared by the FDA in January 2010.

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