Innovative design for brain aneurysm flow diverter
Intercranial aneurysms, whose potential rupture carries equally high death and disability rates, are difficult to treat due to narrow and complex vessels. Two surgical methods of management offer either high risk to the patient or poorer long-term results. An alternative solution is endovascular flow diverters (FDs), which lower the risk of rupture by draining the aneurysm of blood. So far, however, their mesh design has presented problems with placement and stability. The OXIFLOW project addresses this issue by redesigning FD devices, based on origami techniques, and introducing a shape memory material. OxiFlow also offers a delivery system with better guidewire control, uniquely suited for thin and intricate brain vessels.
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