Argon Medical (Plano, TX) has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market a new over- the-wire delivery technique for the Option Elite Retrievable Vena Cava Filter. Physicians can now deliver the filter by using a guidewire, which improves the safety of the procedure and also allows for better centering of the filter within the inferior vena cava (IVC).
The Option Elite Vena Cava Filter, which was designed by Rex Medical, is the first retrievable vena cava filter approved for over- the-wire delivery. The nitinol filter can be guided through the jugular or femoral access using a 6.5 Fr catheter that employs a color coded filter introduction cartridge. The Option Elite filter also features a unique filter apex design and retention anchor system that allow for efficient clot capture. It can be used to capture emboli in IVCs with diameters ranging from 30mm to 32 mm. The kink resistant catheter uses curved pushers that allow for more accurate placement of the filter.
Argon Medical is set to launch the OptionELITE filter with the new over-the-wire delivery technique at the 26th Annual International Symposium of Endovascular Therapy this week in Miami, Florida.
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