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Balloon-expandable covered stent launched in US

June 26, 2017

A balloon-expandable covered stent for treatment of iliac artery occlusive disease is now commercially available in the United States, C.R. Bard announced.

The covered stent (LifeStream), approved by the FDA in April, is designed to improve blood flow in the leg for patients with iliac occlusive disease, is indicated for treatment of atherosclerotic lesions in common and external iliac arteries with reference vessel diameters between 4.5 mm and 12 mm and lesion lengths as long as 100 mm, the company stated in a press release.

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