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|Boston Scientific Announces FDA Approval and U.S. Launch of EPIC™ Vascular Stent|
"The Epic Stent System demonstrates an excellent combination of flexibility, radial force and deployment accuracy - all important attributes when treating challenging atherosclerotic lesions in the iliac arteries," said
The Epic Stent is a self-expanding Nitinol stent designed to sustain vessel patency, while providing enhanced visibility and accuracy during placement. It employs an innovative Tandem Architecture™, which is engineered to provide excellent stent flexibility while maintaining predictable radial force characteristics and fracture resistance. The Epic Stent employs distal and proximal radiopaque markers and all stent sizes are compatible with 6F sheaths. The stent delivery system is offered in two shaft lengths (75 cm and 120 cm) for all sizes and is compatible with 0.035" guidewires.
"The Epic Stent is another example of our commitment to innovation in treating peripheral vascular disease, a growing worldwide health concern," said
Iliac stenosis (narrowing) occurs when plaque accumulates within the arteries that supply blood to the legs, which can lead to poor blood flow, claudication (leg pain) and other complications. The disease can be treated with medication, surgery or angioplasty.
The Epic Vascular Self-Expanding Stent System received CE Mark approval and was launched in
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