FDA Clears Spectranetics’ Mechanical Lead Extraction Devices
The Spectranetics Corp.'s portfolio includes two mechanical lead extraction platforms that expand physicians' options for the safe removal of cardiac leads. Each incorporates innovative designs for mechanical extraction aimed at providing total lead management solutions.
The TightRail rotating mechanical sheath platform combines unprecedented shaft flexibility and column strength to help physicians safely navigate the vasculature during cardiac lead extraction procedures. An advanced forward-facing dilating blade remains shielded until activated. The tip feature rotates in both directions for efficient dilation. The physician controls when the blade is exposed, for procedural safety.
The SightRail manual dilator sheath platform features visual indicators that show bevel orientation and tip alignment, supplementing fluoroscopy as a means to determine position and orientation. A longer inner sheath gives physicians improved ability to grip and manipulate the device, especially when advancing and rotating. The SightRail sheath set also has CE mark approval for use in Europe.
These new platforms represent Spectranetics' entry into the mechanical extraction device market and complement the laser-based technology that established the company's leading position in lead extraction.
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