Minimally invasive emergency treatment of acute coronary artery perforations requires fast access to the site of the tear and a secure stent to stabilize the vessel. BIOTRONIK just received CE Mark approval for the PK Papyrus stent to be used in such procedures, a device that features an electrospun polyurethane membrane for improved flexibility and a narrow crossing profile.
The PK Papyrus structural interior is made of cobalt chromium alloy and because the membrane is secured to the metal, the stent doesn’t require a concentric dual layered design seen in competing products that limits the stent’s overall flexibility.
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Many current covered stent designs require large ‘French size’ (F) guide catheters. Switching guide cathethers can cost the physician valuable time, delaying treatments. PK Papyrus is 5 F- and 6 F- compatible, thereby eliminating the need to switch access catheters during these emergency situations.
While PK Papyrus is based on the same proven Orsiro/PRO-Kinetic Energy stent platform, the wide size range (diameter 2.5-5.0 mm, length 15-26 mm) enables a broad range of vessels to be treated confidently and efficiently.
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