Protection Device Features Fully Rapid Exchange System


May 26, 2006

The SpideRX Embolic Protection Device, by ev3 Inc., features the ability to use a separate, preferred guidewire to cross the lesion and a preloaded nitinol filter with a dual-ended catheter for delivery and recovery. Offering a fully rapid exchange system, the SpideRX Device is easy to use in the indicated applications.

The SpideRX is used as a guidewire and embolic protection system to contain and remove embolic material (thrombus/debris) while performing angioplasty and stenting procedures in carotid arteries. The diameter of the artery at the site of filter basket placement should be between 3.0 mm and 7.00 mm.