Updated Atherectomy Device Speeds Procedure Times


August 4, 2010

A second-generation of the Diamondback Predator 360 peripheral arterial disease (PAD) atherectomy system features improvements in the crowns and shaft for enhanced clinical performance and shorter procedure times.

The device is a minimally invasive catheter system offering physicians a first-line therapy to quickly change lesion compliance and facilitate low-pressure balloon inflation. The device can also create a smooth vessel lumen without placing a stent. The system includes a diamond-coated crown and unique orbital mechanism of action to remove hardened plaque to restore blood flow in arteries throughout the leg. The core technology of these systems is designed to avoid damage to blood vessels to possibly delay restenosis and foster better long-term patient outcomes.

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the enhanced device in August 2010.

For more information: www.csi360.com