Cappella Medical Systems has reported the successful initial placements of its new dual-marker Sideguard coronary sidebranch stent system by Antonio Colombo and Azeem Latib at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy.
The Cappella Sideguard system is a self-expanding trumpet shaped nitinol stent designed to optimize treatment of bifurcation lesions.
The low-profile balloon-catheter delivery system includes proprietary split-sheath technology that helps ensure precise placement.
According to Cappella Medical, with the introduction of the new dual-marker system, clinicians will have an additional reference point to help visualize the position of the Sideguard system under angiography prior to deployment.
Azeem Latib said the additional reference marker is a nice addition to the Sideguard system and the angiographic view that produces the least amount of foreshortening between the two reference markers is helpful and ensures proper placement of the Sideguard system.
The new Sideguard system with dual reference markers is CE mark approved and available for sale outside of the US.