At the ongoing Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, Medtronic has unveiled its new Concerto 3D Detachable Coil System. The device, which is now available to physicians in the U.S. and Europe, is intended to be used for embolizations in the peripheral arteries and veins.
The device folds into a dense and knotty shape which helps to fill in an aneurysm, for example, similar to how neurovascular aneurysms are now commonly treated. The Concerto 3D also has tiny fibers protruding from the length of the Nylon and PGLA coil, which help to increase turbulence and so promote clotting that fills in and solidifies an aneurysm.
It can also be used in conjunction with Medtronic’s Concerto Helix device, which uses the same delivery system. Really, the only difference between the Concerto Helix and the Concerto 3D are their shapes.
No press release is available, but here’s a link to Medtronic Endovascular…