FDA Clears Intravascular Object Retrieval Device

Published date : 12 December 2012
Article date : 12 December 2012


Medgadget reports that the FDA has approved Merit Medical's ONE Snare Endovascular Snare System. The manufacturer describes the device as designed to retrieve inferior vena cava filters, reposition indwelling venous catheters, strip fibrin sheath formation, or assist in central venal access venipuncture.
The loop of the snare is Nitinol coated with a layer of gold plated tungsten so that it is both flexible and clearly visible under a fluoroscope during vessel navigation. 
The article includes several of the device's features detailed in the manufacturer's brochure which includes a 90 degree angle loop for a coaxial approach to capture foreign bodies. There is also an accompanying video. Your can read the fullarticle and access the video by following the link below. 
Source: Gene Ostrovsky for Medgadget, 11 December 2012 
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