Adjunctive Devices for Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Explanation of Proximal Balloon Embolic Protection Devices Included in the CER
Proximal embolic protection devices employ an occlusion balloon advanced over a guidewire proximal to the thrombus in order to trap and aspirate thrombotic debris released during angioplasty and stenting procedures. ProxisTM was the only proximal balloon embolic protection device included in the CER.
Keywords: angioplasty | aspirate | occlusion balloon | proximal | thrombus | embolic protection device
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