European Commission Grants CE Mark for PQ Bypass Devices
PQ Bypass has gained CE mark approval for a trio of devices used in the PQ Detour procedure to restore blood flow to the lower extremities. The Torus stent graft system, the PQ snare and the PQ crossing device, enable physicians to perform a femoral-popliteal bypass in patients with lesions in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) due to peripheral artery disease.
The Torus stent graft system is an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene covered self-expanding nitinol stent. The PQ snare and PQ crossing devices are used to retrieve foreign bodies and to support the placement and positioning of guidewires in the peripheral vasculature.
The PQ Detour procedure deploys a series of proprietary Torus stent grafts from the popliteal artery into the femoral vein and from the femoral vein into the superficial femoral artery. The bypass delivers unobstructed flow from the SFA ostium to the popliteal artery. — Cynthia Jessup