The GORE Embolic Filter has been designed to address one of the limitations of carotid artery stenting (CAS). Although CAS is becoming more and more widely to treat carotid disease and to prevent strokes, this type of therapy carries with it certain risks. Carotid stenting can in some instance liberate embolic particles. These released particle could result in a stroke or otherwise cause a loss of cognitive function in a patient. To prevent this from happening, one of the features of the GORE Embolic Filter design is a diamond frame that provides optimal wall apposition during carotid interventions.
Optimal wall apposition can even be achieved within vessels that are tightly curved or follow rather tortuous paths. In addition to its optimal wall apposition capabilities, the filter features both enhanced lesion crossability and reliable retrievable characteristics. When using a GORE Embolic filter you can be confident of a successful outcome.