Viance Crossing Catheter and Enteer Re-entry System Offer New Approach to Chronic Total Occlusions
The Viance Crossing Catheter and Enteer Re-entry System treat chronic total occlusions (CTOs) endovascularly. The devices are available in the United States, the European Union (EU) and other select international markets.
The tools from Covidien are designed to enable access to the distal end of a lesion, allowing physicians to treat even the most challenging lesions endovascularly. Together, the Viance Crossing Catheter and the Enteer Re-entry System offer a solution that leverages the skill and finesse of the physician rather than brute force or capital equipment.
Competitive crossing devices rely on more aggressive cutting, grinding or pounding motions and can be more difficult to control. Moreover, the distinctive shape of the re-entry balloon enables it to self-orient within the vessel. No other product on the market utilizes this balloon technology for a re-entry system.
The announcement was made at the 2012 Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) Annual Congress.
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