The first patient in the United Arab Emirates has been treated with the Stealth 360 peripheral orbital atherectomy system (Cardiovascular Systems), intended for the treatment of patients with peripheral and coronary artery disease.
The first peripheral patient in the Middle East was treated by Faisal Hasan at the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Hasan comments: “Cardiovascular System’s orbital atherectomy simultaneously removes calcified plaque within the vessel and modifies medial calcium. This dual mode of action helped restore blood flow and vessel motility in a very challenging peripheral patient. The ability of orbital atherectomy to safely treat calcified peripheral lesions, both above and below the knee, will allow me to serve an unmet need in the United Arab Emirates.”
Scott Ward, chair, president and chief executive officer of Cardiovascular Systems, says, “In the last year, we have successfully introduced our orbital atherectomy system technology in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. As our distribution partner, OrbusNeich, identifies new markets, we are providing best-in-class training to physicians committed to improving patient outcomes within this underserved patient population.”