Transit Scientific recently announced that its XO Cross platform has been successfully used in challenging peripheral vascular procedures.
A press release details that Jihad Mustapha, interventional cardiologist at Advanced Cardiac & Vascular Center in Grand Rapids, USA, has performed several procedures using 2F XO Cross 14 microcatheters in 90cm and 175cm lengths, designed to facilitate guidewire support, guidewire exchange, and contrast media injection during complex peripheral vascular interventions.
“The 1:1 torque of the XO Cross 14 provided new levels of trackability during the procedures,” Mustapha states. “The XO Cross 14 performed well when treating anterior tibial artery (AT) to posterior tibial artery (TA) pedal loop chronic total occlusions (CTOs), showing uniquely impressive navigation throughout the pedals, saving time and elevating treatment capabilities.”
He adds: “The XO Cross 14 enabled me to effectively cross four chronic CTOs in the pedal loop and then push up into the proximal posterior tibial to treat an additional CTO during a limb-salvage procedure. I would not have been able to access this CTO without the XO Cross 14 catheter.”
AT to PT pedal loop procedures typically involve crossing narrow, tortuous, stenosed, and potentially calcified and/or occluded distal vasculature to facilitate treatment. Penetrating certain narrow lesions can cause guidewires and catheters to buckle, increasing procedure time, requiring device escalation, increasing X-ray exposure, increasing costs, and increasing risk of procedural complications.
“XO Cross technology continues to perform well in difficult anatomy,” says Greg Method, president and CEO of Transit Scientific. “Successfully performing in AT to PT pedal loop procedures further demonstrates how XO Cross technology can help physicians treat diverse disease with better tools.”
Transit Scientific’s XO Cross platform features 24 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared devices including 2Fr XO Cross 14 microcatheters, 2.6Fr XO Cross 18 microcatheters, and the 3.8F XO Cross 35 support catheters for use with standard 0.014″, 0.018″, and 0.035″ guidewires in 90cm, 135cm, 150cm, and 175cm lengths.