Protégé™ RX Self-expanding Carotid Stent System
Predictable Deployment, Visible Results
The Protégé™ RX carotid stent system is a self-expanding nitinol stent system intended for permanent implantation. The stent is designed to hold plaque against the arterial wall, open up the blood vessel, and prevent a stroke from occurring. It is made of a nickel titanium alloy (nitinol) and comes pre-mounted on a 6 F, 0.014” rapid exchange delivery system. The stent is cut from a nitinol tube in an open lattice design, and is designed with tantalum radiopaque markers at the proximal and distal ends of the stent. Upon deployment, the stent achieves its predetermined diameter and exerts a constant, gentle outward force to establish patency of the vessel.