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Medtronic Launches Solitaire X Revascularization Device in U.S.

Posted on April 30, 2019 by Medtech[y] Staff

Medtronic announced the U.S. launch of the Solitaire X Revascularization Device, which mechanically removes blood clots from blocked vessels in the brain to restore blood flow in patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke with large vessel occlusion.

The 4th generation device was also recently used for the first time in patients for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.

Medtronic also introduced the Phenom 21 Catheter, a 160cm length microcatheter for the delivery of all sizes of Solitaire X. When combined with Phenom 21, the Solitaire X provides a low clot crossing profile and a smooth delivery to occlusions in distal vessels as small as 2.0mm.

"Medtronic continues to deliver technological innovations to advance stroke treatment. As a long-time Solitaire user, I am impressed with the ease of the Solitaire X delivery," said Dr. Reza Jahan, professor of radiology and neurosurgery at UCLA. "I find that Solitaire X 6x40 device combined with Phenom 21 catheter provides smooth navigation especially when working with complicated anatomy."

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