How an innovative solution is enabling engineers to design devices capable of delivering life-saving therapies below-the-knee.
Lower extremity PAD is one of the most under-diagnosed atherosclerotic diseases, resulting in severe pain and limited physical mobility for patients, and leading to a significant risk of amputation and associated increase in mortality.
However, despite advances in treatment options, routine below-the-knee peripheral vascular intervention is limited. The blood vessels below-the-knee are smaller in diameter and highly tortuous, making them difficult to access and navigate. This, in addition to the fact that lesions in these body parts are often severely calcified, can mean repeated procedures are required for effective treatment. It is clear that more advanced device designs with the appropriate combination of length, strength, thickness, diameter, and flexibility are needed to treat these conditions successfully.
Download this publication to discover how new, innovative catheter liner technology pioneered by Zeus is helping open new pathways for designing devices capable of successful BTK intervention.