Inventors: Prof. Ran Kornowski, Dvir Keren, Mechanical Engineer, IE&M
CTOs – atheromas that completely occlude the artery for over three months are currently the most challenging condition in the interventional cardiology and radiology fields. CTOs are found in nearly 20% of CAD patients undergoing diagnostic angiography, but only a third of the lesions are revascularized. Due to the difficulty of safely crossing CTOs and lack of safe and effective CTO catheters, only a fraction of operators challenge percutaneous treatment (PCI) of CTOs.
The NovaCross™ is the only distal guidewire supporting catheter with an extendable segment for additional intra-CTO support. The NovaCross™ is both a competent supporting micro-catheter as well as a premium catheter in its own. The NovaCross™ gains its supportive characteristic through the use of a unique operator-controlled NiTi scaffold and an extendable segment, both at its distal tip.