What is an atherectomy?
An atherectomy is a medical procedure to remove the build-up of plaque—called atherosclerosis—on the walls of the arteries, which can limit the flow of blood to parts of the body, especially the feet, limbs, trunk, heart, and neck.
Cardio Flow’s FreedomFlow® atherectomy system is a device that can potentially treat arterial plaque blockages. There are five minimally invasive techniques for removing this plaque, but current devices on the market do not remove it as efficiently as physicians may prefer.
FreedomFlow’s technology can potentially give physicians a new, more flexible way to remove or modify these blockages. FreedomFlow is now being tested in a clinical trial for treatment of arterial plaque for patients suffering from peripheral artery disease and critical limb ischemia.