FDA Approves Self-Expanding Peripheral Stent System

On Jan. 21, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Protégé GPS Self-Expanding Peripheral Stent System, an implantable stent that delivers blood to the iliac arteries. The system consists of a thin, flexible, metal mesh stent and the delivery catheter. It is recommended for use in patients with narrowing of arteries caused by atherosclerosis.

Read the FDA’s announcement.

Clinical Topics: Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention

Keywords: Atherosclerosis, Stents, Iliac Artery, United States Food and Drug Administration

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