Boston Scientific has released the OffRoad Re-Entry Catheter System in the U.S. and is reporting the first successful use of the device to bypass a total occlusion in the peripheral arteries of the legs. Chronic total occlusions can severely impair a person’s lifestyle and there is a variety of treatment options, but often the blockage itself prevents tools from clearing it.
The new OffRoad Re-Entry system allows the placement of a working channel within the vessel wall (subintimal space) to allow tools to pass past the blockage and to perform angioplasties or place stents as necessary.
Here’s a short animation describing the delivery of the OffRoad system:
Product page: OffRoad Re-entry Catheter System…