Low Crossing Profile, Fully Rapid Exchange System Offered


August 30, 2006

The SpideRX Embolic Protection Device features a preloaded nitinol filter with a dual-ended catheter for delivery and recovery. Offering a fully rapid exchange system, the device is easy to use in coronary, carotid and peripheral interventions.

The device enables use of a preferred 0.014 to 0.018-inch guide wire to reach and cross the lesion, and a single dual-ended low-profile catheter — one end for delivery and the opposite end for recovery. The preloaded filter/capture wire is ready to flush and deploy with no stylet or introducer.

With a 6F guide catheter compatible for all SpideRX filter sizes, the system boasts a 3.2F crossing profile, enabling minimal interaction with the lesion during placement. Multiple filter sizes (3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0mm) allow optimal matching of the filter to the vessel size.