Guidant launches carotid stent in Europe:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Guidant has launched its ACCULINK carotid stent system in Europe. The product is designed to provide a minimally invasive alternative for patients who have carotid artery disease and who are deemed unsuitable for traditional surgical carotid endarterectomy. It features a self-expanding, crush-resistant nitinol stent, which is available in both tapered and straight configurations. The first European implants of the device took place earlier this month.