Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a common circulatory condition that affects nearly 20 million adults in the U.S. The disease is caused by plaque buildup inside the arteries, resulting in obstruction of blood flow to the lower limbs and feet.
PAD signs and symptoms
- Hip, leg or calf pain after walking or climbing stairs.
- Leg numbness or weakness.
- Coldness in lower leg or foot.
- Unhealable sores on toes, feet or legs.
- A change in the color of legs.
- Hair loss on feet and legs.
- High blood pressure.
- High cholesterol.
- Family history of PAD, heart disease or stroke.
- African American and Hispanic descent.
Lumivascular Approach to Treat PAD
The lumivascular approach identifies and treats PAD in a minimally invasive way. This allows patients to return to normal activities within a matter of days.
Traditionally, an x-ray was the only way to see arterial blockages. Now, with lumivascular technology and the help of Ocelot and Pantheris, arteries can be seen from the inside. By combining real-time intravascular imaging with therapeutic devices, damage to the native artery can be avoided and recurrence rates are reduced.
Two are better than one:
- Ocelot crosses through blocked arteries in the legs while using an integrated camera to capture real-time images.
- Pantheris removes plaque from PAD-affected arteries with unprecedented precision.
- By combining these two technologies, guesswork is eliminated and normal arterial wall structures can be left unharmed.
Ocelot is the first line of devices using lumivascular technology. A significant advancement in medicine, Ocelot maneuvers through totally blocked arteries in the legs using an integrated camera to see from inside the artery.
A RADIATION-FREE TECHNOLOGY: SEE MORE, RADIATE LESS
The Pantheris lumivascular atherectomy system is an innovative image-guided therapy that allows for removal of plaque with a high level of efficiency. Unlike angioplasty and stenting, which are designed to push plaque to the side, atherectomy involves shaving and removing the plaque from the artery to restore normal blood flow.
A MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH FOR TREATING PATIENTS WITH PAD