Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, July 31st, 2005
In a recent study, radiologists in the United States sought to find a way to "reduce the risk of showering distal vessels with thromboemboli created during percutaneous interventions of the arteries in the lower extremities."
"Distal protection devices have been used in coronary and carotid interventions," noted M.H. Wholey and coauthors at the University of Texas-San Antonio. "Hence, using similar techniques, these filters and occlusion balloons were advanced past the targeted lesions and distally into femoral and popliteal...
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