Narrowing or blockage of vessels due to the build-up of cholesterol and other material (called plaque) on their inner walls, 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-coating balloons, and atherectomy.
Eximo's proprietary, single-use catheter, B-Laser™, which combines 355nm pulsed laser and mechanical blade, will turn atherectomy and the opening of in-stent stenosis into safer and more effective procedures.