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|Medtronic Initiates U.S. Launch of HawkOne(tm) Directional Atherectomy System for Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease|
Third-Generation System Treats All Plaque Morphologies Including Severe Calcium, While Streamlining Procedural Efficiency
The HawkOne system's unique design also streamlines procedural efficiency, with improved crossing and cleaning capabilities. Its lower crossing profile improves sheath deliverability and allows physicians to cross challenging lesions more predictably. The HawkOne system has been enhanced with a preloaded cleaning tool, which improves cleaning time by up to 55 percent when compared to the TurboHawk(TM) High Efficiency Cutter.
"In the cath lab, we are always looking for new technologies that effectively treat the disease, while improving efficiency in the lab," said Dr. Louis Lopez, M.D., St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. "I was very impressed with the significant improvements of the device's crossing and cleaning capabilities."
Medtronic's directional atherectomy portfolio also includes the TurboHawk and SilverHawk(TM) systems and is backed by more than 15 peer-reviewed studies. Recent published data from the DEFINITIVE LE study in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Interventions demonstrated 95 percent limb salvage in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) and 78 percent overall patency (the ability for the treated artery to remain open) in claudicant patients at 12 months following treatment with directional atherectomy.1
"Based on physician feedback and collaboration, we have developed a technology that enables physicians to treat lower extremity PAD more efficiently and effectively," said Brian Verrier, Vice President and General Manager, Peripheral Vascular, Medtronic. "The HawkOne system enhances our directional atherectomy platforms and reinforces our commitment to therapy innovation by providing physicians and patients with new treatment solutions that protect limbs and enhance lives."
In collaboration with leading clinicians, researchers and scientists, Medtronic offers the broadest range of innovative medical technology for the interventional and surgical treatment of cardiovascular diseases and cardiac arrhythmias. The company strives to offer products and services that deliver clinical and economic value to healthcare consumers and providers worldwide.
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1 McKinsey J, Zeller T, Rocha-Singh K, Jaff M, Garcia L, DEFINITIVE LE Investigators. Lower Extremity Revascularization Using Directional Atherectomy: 12-Month Prospective Results of the DEFINITIVE LE Study. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions 2014; 7(8):923-33.