Stingray catheter and guidewire for recanalization of coronary chronic total occlusions: a rapid evidence assessment

Bond K, Dennett L, Harstall C
Record ID 32013000855
Authors' recomendations: The BridgePoint Medical System has been developed specifically to address two main challenges in performing PCI for coronary CTOs: passing a wire though the occlusion cap and re-entering the true lumen of the occluded vessel. The evidence on the clinical effectiveness and safety of the BridgePoint System for recanalization of coronary CTOs is limited to that provided by three small non-comparative studies, the evidence from the largest of which was considered sufficient for licensing purposes in both Canada and the United States. In addition, there is at least one known study evaluating the use of these devices for additional indications and which may lead to expanded use of the devices
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Catheters
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Occlusion
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Organisation Name: Institute of Health Economics
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