Temporary Vein Blocker
Permanent implantable vein blocker (e.g. V-Block, VVT) have been invented to reliably occlude a vein segment, e.g. the saphenofemoral junction during catheter foam applications to prevent femoral vein thrombosis.
The VENARTIS work group is convinced that many patients will object to receiving an implant, even a resorbable one, when similar effects can be achieved without (e.g. laser, glue, RF).
Therefore, we designed a temporary vein blocker, which is positioned and deployed prior to foam injection, and collected after 1 - 2 minutes of foam exposure.
Compared to former attempts with occluding balloons, the device works much more precisely and is easily adaptable to different diameters and anatomic variants.
More detailed information will follow after patent disclosure.