Table 1

Distal protection devices currently available or under development

Device typeDevice nameSystem componentsManufacturerMaterialGuidewirePore sizeGuide compatibilityIndication
Proximal occlusionArteri-A-ParodiPEAC balloon catheter, ECA occlusion balloon, arterial–venous shunt w/filterArteria IncPTFE/PU0.035 inchNA10 FrenchCarotid
MO. MAPEAC balloon catheter, ECA occlusion balloon, arterial–venous shunt w/filterInvatec0.035 inchNA9–11 FrenchCarotid
Distal occlusionGuardWire (MDT-Percusurge)Guardwire (wire + balloon), inflation device, Export aspiration catheterMedtronicHollow0.014 inchN/A8 FrenchPeripheral, carotid, coronary
Hypotube0.018 inch
Filter deviceAngioGuard XPFilter, deployment sheath, capture sheath, torque deviceCordisPU/Nitinol0.014 inch100 μm8 FrenchPeripheral, carotid, coronary
Bsc-FilterWire EXDelivery catheter, filter, capture sheathEmbolic protectionNitinol0.014 inch80 μm4 FrenchCarotid, coronary
AccunetDelivery catheter, filter, capture sheathGuidantPU/Nitinol0.014 inch120 μmCarotid, coronary
Mednova, NeuroshieldDelivery catheter, filter, capture sheathAbbottPU/Nitinol0.014 inch 0.018 inch150 μm9 FrenchPeripheral, carotid, coronary
Mednova MDT-FilterDelivery catheter, filterMedtronicNitinol0.014 inch100 μm7 FrenchPeripheral, coronary
E-Trap/E-SackDelivery catheter, filter, capture sheathMetamorphicNitinol0.014 inch100 μm6 FrenchPeripheral, coronary
TRAPDelivery catheter, filter, capture sheathMicrovenaNitinol wire, woven basket0.014 inch6 FrenchPeripheral
Sulzer-IntraguardDelivery catheter, filter, capture sheathIntraTherapeuticsNitinol0.014 inch100 μm6 FrenchPeripheral