Interventional cardiology utilizes catheter-based treatment for heart diseases where catheters are employed into the arteries and guided to the heart. Catheterization is used for the treatment of coronary artery blockages, valvular heart disease, and arrhythmia. Interventional cardiology procedures usually result in a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery for most patients.
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Arteries of the heart (the coronaries) may be narrowed or blocked by plaque and thus restrict normal blood flow. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI, formerly known as angioplasty) is a non-surgical procedure that uses a catheter (a thin flexible tube) to place a stent to open up blood vessels. These arteries may sometimes be twisted and complex (tortuous arteries).
The convoluted blood vessels make accessing them for treatment difficult. It makes delivering the therapy challenging with increased risk.
Bendit’s navigational capabilities allows the surgeon to concur the tortuous vessels more easily and get through to the diseased area faster.
I am sure that the Bendit microcatheters will bring upon a new revolution in the way we practice interventional radiology, cardiology and neuroradiology.
— Professor Chaim Lotan
Director of the Cardiovascular Institute, Hadassah University, Israel