Narrowing or blockage of vessels that carry blood from the heart to the periphery is a common disorder, which can lead to post-narrowing/blockage ischemia. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects over 12 million people and its prevalence is increasing as the population ages. People with PAD have a 2-6 times greater chance of death from heart attack or stroke hence improved diagnosis and management is critical.
Current treatment solutions include: surgical bypass, angioplasty and stenting, drug eluting balloons, and atherectomy. Recently, a laser-based atherectomy is gaining some market share.
Eximo's proprietary, single-use hybrid catheter, B-Laser™,which combines laser and mechanics, will turn atherectomy and the opening of in-stent stenosis into more effective and safer procedures.