Coronary Stent System with Integrated Embolic Protection
The CORGUARD® Coronary Stent System with Integrated Embolic Protection contains a coronary stent mounted on an angioplasty balloon, and distal to the balloon but proximal to the end of the catheter, is an integrated embolic protection device. The advantage is that the physician can use any guiding catheter and wire of their choice, and not have to use a separate wire-based EPD. The result is that the procedure is shorter, less cumbersome, less complex, and safer for the patient. The integrated filter allows for a short landing zone, resulting in better protection of side branches.