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Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Devices
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Overview

The Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Devices are self-expanding arterial occlusion plugs intended for use in the peripheral vasculature.

The Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Devices are self-expanding arterial occlusion plugs. The devices consist of the following components and are indicated to be a permanent implant: cobalt-chrome stem, nickel-titanium fibers, platinum-iridium radiopaque marker bands, and a polyurethane and polyethylene occlusion membrane.

The Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Device Systems are packaged as a single unit with the implant, loader, dispenser hoop, detachable delivery wire, and torque tool.

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Features and Benefits

Innovative Dual-action Design for Rapid Occlusion*

The Caterpillar and Caterpillar Micro Arterial Embolization Devices have an innovative dual-action design with opposing nitinol fiber segments and an occlusion membrane to help support rapid embolization and provide a balance between placement accuracy and deliverability in tortuous anatomy.*

    Size Offerings

    • Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Device (027)

      Treats 1.5 – 4 mm diameter artery
      Maximum indicated length 16 mm

    • Caterpillar™ Arterial Embolization Device (038)

      Treats 3 – 6 mm diameter artery
      Maximum indicated length 26 mm

    • Caterpillar™ Arterial Embolization Device (056)

      Treats 5 – 7 mm diameter artery
      Maximum indicated length 37 mm

     

     

    *Not to scale

    Webinars

    • Initial Experience: Caterpillar™ Arterial Embolization Device

      An Interventional News webinar for BD

      Featuring:
      Dr. Ripal Gandhi

      Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

    • Post GEST Caterpillar Webinar

      Featuring:
      Jafar Golzarian, MD

      Director, Division of Interventional Radiology & Vascular Imaging
      University of Minnesota

      Gary Siskin, MD
      Chair, Department of Radiology
      Albany Medical College

    • Embolization with Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Device Systems

      Featuring:
      Ripal T. Gandhi, MD, FSIR, FSVM
      Edward Lee, MD, PhD, FSIR

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    The marker to marker length is the distance between the most distal radiopaque marker band to the most proximal radiopaque marker band.

    The maximum deployed length is the length from the distal fiber tips to the proximal fiber tips in the minimum target artery diameter.

    Detailed list of compatible delivery catheters can be found in the product labels and inserts.

    * In an arterial ovine Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) study with devices implanted according to labeled vessel diameters, full occlusion at 10 minutes was achieved with all Caterpillar™ and Caterpillar™ Micro Arterial Embolization Devices (14/14). Full occlusion defined as no perfusion – no antegrade flow beyond point of occlusion. Placement accuracy and track forces were measured through pre-clinical bench studies using either an anatomical splenic artery or right gastric artery model. Pre-clinical data and bench testing may not be indicative of clinical performance. Different test methods may yield different results. Data on file, Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

    Please consult Instructions for Use for product indications for use, contraindications, warnings, precautions, complications, adverse events and detailed safety information.

    BD-40396

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