Flow Reversal System Offers New Method of Embolic Protection
The GORE Flow Reversal System minimizes the risk of emboli reaching the brain during carotid artery stenting (CAS). The neuroprotection technology that reverses the flow of blood at the treatment site prior to crossing the lesion.
Flow reversal is achieved by selectively occluding common carotid and external carotid artery blood flow. By establishing an arterio-venous shunt, blood from collateral vessels via the Circle of Willis is redirected to the lower pressure venous return. Macro and micro emboli are continuously directed away from the brain during flow reversal.
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