Interventional device manufacturer FoxHollow has released its SilverHawk EXL, a device designed to remove atherosclerotic tissue that blocks arteries in the lower legs of patients with peripheral artery disease.
The SilverHawk EXL has a lengthened nosecone and includes the firm’s proprietary Micro Efficient Compression technology, which features precision laser-drilled vent holes in the tip of the catheter. The micro vent holes release fluid pressure providing more space for the collection of tissue in the tip of the device, according to the Redwood City, Calif.-based FoxHollow.
When combined with the longer nosecone, the technology allows for increased tissue collection capacity. These improvements may shorten overall procedure time by reducing the number of insertions required by the physician to remove the diseased tissue, FoxHollow said.