Medtronic Launches New Device to Remove Coronary Thrombus
Next-Generation ‘Export Advance’ Aspiration Catheter
MINNEAPOLIS –– Oct. 21, 2013 –– Medtronic, Inc. announced today the U.S. launch of the Export Advance aspiration catheter, which offers greater power and superior deliverability.
Recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the latest addition to Medtronic’s portfolio of thrombectomy devices features a pre-loaded stylet –– a core wire that runs through the middle of the shaft to provide more support during delivery. This feature increases the deliverability and kink resistance of the new device while traversing the vasculature to reach the aspiration site.
The Export Advance aspiration catheter is also constructed with full-wall variable braiding technology, which provides variable degrees of stiffness along the length of the device to enhance flexibility and pushability while navigating the device through the vasculature.
The Export Advance aspiration catheter received the CE (Conformité Européenne) mark in May and has been introduced in various international markets since then. It is the latest addition to Medtronic’s portfolio of thrombectomy devices, which also includes the market-leading Export AP aspiration catheter.