FDA Clears AtheroMed’s Phoenix Atherectomy System For Peripheral Artery Disease


January 28, 2014
AtheroMed Phoenix Atherectomy System Device Peripheral Artery Disease PAD

AtheroMed's Phoenix Atherectomy System. This system allows physicians to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD) with a low profile atherectomy catheter that continuously removes diseased material as it is debulked and does not require specialized capital equipment. The Phoenix Atherectomy System is a peripheral atherectomy over-the wire system that uses a rotating, front-cutting element located at the distal tip of the catheter to shave material directly into the catheter. The debulked material is then continuously captured and removed by an internal Archimedes Screw running the length of the catheter. The Phoenix Atherectomy System is available in multiple sizes to treat diseased vessels from the thigh to the foot with catheter sizes down to 1.8 mm in diameter with a 5 French profile. The system received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2014. For more information: www.atheromedinc.com