VascuFlex® 5F & 6F
VascuFlex® is a self-expanding stent system consisting of two main components: (a) a self-expanding Nitinol stent with Tantal markers, mounted on (b) a co-axial delivery system. The delivery system is introduced into the body through an introducer sheath over a guide wire and advanced up to the stenosis or the occlusion. After the retraction of the exterior catheter of the delivery system, the self-expanding mechanism of the stent is triggered by the influence of the body temperature. Thus the stent reaches its preshaped diameter and squeezes due to its radial force excess material into the vessel wall, restoring the patency.The stent is cut from a Nitinol tube by a laser into the required size. During multiple manufacturing steps the stent is given a so called “memory” shape Exposed to body temperature, the stent expands to its preshaped diameter. The stent features a high level of flexibility and its high radial forces enable the patency of the vessel.
Why to use it
VascuFlex® is indicated for the following applications:
• atherosclerotic diseases of the peripheral arteries, e.g. A. iliaca, A. femoralis and A. femoralis superficialis and in other vessels which correspond in their anatomic dimensions to the available sizes of stents.
• treatment of bile duct strictures. VascuFlex® 5F transradial/transbrachial is not indicated for treating bile duct strictures.