Mo.Ma Ultra Proximal Cerebral Protection Device Prevents Stroke During Carotid Stenting


October 26, 2009

Invatec's Mo.Ma Ultra Proximal Cerebral Protection Device is used during carotid artery stenting (CAS) to reduce and capture debris released during the stenting procedure to prevent it from traveling to the brain, where it has the potential to cause a stroke.

Mo.Ma Ultra is a proximal protection device, which establishes full-time cerebral protection and control during the carotid stenting procedure prior to crossing the internal carotid artery (ICA) lesion, thereby preventing distal embolization. Small balloons on the tip and proximal shaft are inflated in the external carotid artery and the common carotid artery to suspend blood flow during the stenting process. These balloons act like endovascular surgical clamps, protecting the brain during the procedure. However the easy–to–use percutaneous Mo.Ma Ultra requires no surgery. Guide wires, stents and balloon catheters are used in this protected environment to treat the target lesion through the Mo.Ma Ultra Device, which provides stability, control and access to the internal carotid artery like a guiding catheter or sheath. The suspended blood is then aspirated along with any embolic debris to complete the procedure safely.

Mo.Ma Ultra Proximal Cerebral Protection Device is indicated as an embolic protection system to contain and remove embolic material (thrombus/debris) while performing angioplasty and stenting procedures involving lesions of the internal carotid artery and/or the carotid bifurcation. The reference diameter of the external carotid artery should be between 3-6 mm and the reference diameter of the common carotid artery should be between 5-13 mm.

The device was cleared by the FDA in October 2009.

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