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Stent LIFESTENT® Vascular Stent System

An Approved SFA Stent for Sustained Long-Term Outcomes.
The SFA and proximal popliteal arteries are common areas of blockage in patients with PAD. The LIFESTENT® Vascular Stent is the first FDA-approved stent for use in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and proximal popliteal artery. The LIFESTENT® Vascular Stent has an advanced helical design for unmatched SFA outcomes as compared to standard PTA.

RESILIENT Clinical Study
The LIFESTENT® Vascular Stent clinical trial showed that 75% of treated patients did not need revascularization of the treated lesion at three years (n=206).

Treating the SFA

The superficial femoral artery is subject to four forces: bending, axial compression, torsion and external compression. The LIFESTENT® Vascular Stent is designed for and proven in the SFA and proximal popliteal.

Safety information

Safety information

LIFESTENT® Vascular Stent System

Indication for Use: The LIFESTENT® Vascular Stent System is intended to improve luminal diameter in the treatment of symptomatic de-novo or restenotic lesions up to 240 mm in length in the native superficial femoral artery (SFA) and proximal popliteal artery with reference vessel diameters ranging from 4.0-6.5 mm.

Contraindications:The LIFESTENT® Vascular Stent System is contraindicated for use in: Patients with a known hypersensitivity to nitinol (nickel, titanium), and tantalum, patients who cannot receive recommended anti-platelet and/or anti-coagulation therapy, patients who are judged to have a lesion that prevents complete inflation of an angioplasty balloon or proper placement of the stent or stent delivery system.

Adverse Events: Potential adverse events that may occur include, but are not limited to, the following: Allergic/anaphylactoid reaction, Amputation, Aneurysm, Angina/coronary ischemia, Arterial occlusion/thrombus, near the puncture site, Arterial occlusion/thrombus, remote from puncture site, Arterial occlusion/restenosis of the treated vessel, Arteriovenous fistula, Arrhythmia, By-pass Surgery, Death related to procedure, Death unrelated to procedure, embolization, arterial, embolization, stent, fever, hemorrhage/bleeding requiring a blood transfusion, hematoma bleed, remote site, hematoma bleed at needle, device path: nonvascular procedure, hematoma bleed, puncture site: vascular procedure, hypotension/hypertension, incorrect positioning of the stent requiring further stenting or surgery, intimal injury/dissection, ischemia/infarction of tissue/organ, Liver failure, Local infection, Malposition (failure to deliver the stent to the intended site), Open surgical repair, Pain, Pancreatitis, Pulmonary embolism/edema, Pneumothorax, Pseudoaneurysm, Renal failure, Respiratory arrest, Restenosis, Septicemia/bacteremia, Stent fracture, Stent Migration, Stroke, Vasospasm, Venous occlusion/thrombosis, remote from puncture site, Venous occlusion/thrombosis, near the puncture site.

Three primary components that have the potential to reduce the risk of amputation even in advanced stages of Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI).

Whether you are a referring physician trying to identify your at-risk patients or an interventionalist trying to restore blood flow, Bard offers tools to help you detect and treat PAD. The first step in treating PAD is detecting the disease early. One of the available tests is the FLOCHEC™ Digital ABI, which offers simple, accurate in-office test for PAD. Once a patient has been diagnosed with PAD and requires intervention, Bard offers a range of treatment tools to restore and sustain blood flow, including the CROSSER® CTO Recanalization System for chronic total occlusions, the ULTRAVERSE® and VASCUTRAK® PTA Dilation Catheters for balloon angioplasty and the LIFESTENT® Vascular Stent System, the first FDA-approved SFA and proximal popliteal stent.

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