Self Expanding nitinol Stent indicated for use in the peripheral vasculature as well as for biliary stenting PROTEGE GPS
The On-Target Stent Placement System
The Protege™ GPS™ Self-Expanding Peripheral Stent is a self-expanding Nitinol stent system. The stent is made of a nickel titanium alloy (Nitinol) and comes on a 6F over-the-wire delivery system. The stent is cut from a Nitinol tube into an open lattice design and has tantalum radiopaque markers at the proximal and distal ends of the stent. Upon deployment, the stent achieves its predetermined diameter and exerts a constant, outward force to establish patency in the peripheral arteries.
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