Introduction of Orbital Atherectomy Expands Treatment Options for Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease
ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI®) (NASDAQ: CSII), a medical device company developing and commercializing innovative interventional treatment systems for patients with peripheral and coronary artery disease, announced today that the first patient in the United Arab Emirates has been treated with its Stealth 360® Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS).
The first peripheral patient in the Middle East was treated by Dr. Faisal Hasan at the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Dr. Hasan said, “CSI’s orbital atherectomy simultaneously removes calcified plaque within the vessel and modifies medial calcium. This dual mode of action helped restore blood flow and vessel motility in a very challenging peripheral patient. The ability of orbital atherectomy to safely treat calcified peripheral lesions, both above and below the knee, will allow me to serve an unmet need in the United Arab Emirates.”
Scott Ward, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of CSI, said, “In the last year, we have successfully introduced our OAS technology in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. As our distribution partner, OrbusNeich, identifies new markets, we are providing best-in-class training to physicians committed to improving patient outcomes within this underserved patient population.”
About Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., based in St. Paul, Minn., is a medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative solutions for treating vascular and coronary disease. The company’s orbital atherectomy system treats calcified and fibrotic plaque in arterial vessels throughout the leg and heart in a few minutes of treatment time and addresses many of the limitations associated with existing surgical, catheter and pharmacological treatment alternatives. For additional information, please visit www.csi360.com.
OrbusNeich® is a global pioneer in the provision of life-changing vascular solutions and offers an extensive portfolio of products that set industry benchmarks in vascular intervention. Current products include the world’s first dual therapy stents, the COMBO® Plus and COMBO® Dual Therapy Stents, together with stents and balloons marketed under the names of Azule®, Scoreflex®, Sapphire® II, Sapphire® II PRO and Sapphire® II NC, as well as products to treat peripheral artery disease: the Jade® and Scoreflex® PTA balloons. OrbusNeich is headquartered in Hong Kong and has operations in Shenzhen, China; Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA; Hoevelaken, The Netherlands; and Tokyo, Japan. OrbusNeich supplies medical devices to physicians in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit www.OrbusNeich.com.
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Indications: The Stealth 360® PAD System and Diamondback 360® PAD System are percutaneous orbital atherectomy systems (OAS) indicated for use as therapy in patients with occlusive atherosclerotic disease in peripheral arteries and stenotic material from artificial arteriovenous dialysis fistulae.
Contraindications: The OAS are contraindicated for use in coronary arteries, bypass grafts, stents or where thrombus or dissections are present.
Warnings/Precautions: Although the incidence of adverse events is rare, potential events that can occur with atherectomy include: pain, hypotension, CVA/TIA, death, dissection, perforation, distal embolization, thrombus formation, hematuria, abrupt or acute vessel closure, or arterial spasm.
See the instructions for use for detailed information regarding the procedure, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events. For further information call CSI at 1-877-274-0901 and/or consult CSI’s website at www.csi360.com.
Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician.
The Stealth 360® PAD System and Diamondback 360® PAD System received FDA 510(k) clearance. The Stealth 360® PAD System is CE Marked.