Boston scientific vessix™ renal denervation system

Stefan C. Bertog, Laura Vaskelyte, Ilona Hofmann, Sameer Gafoor, Horst Sievert

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The Vessix Renal Denervation System (Boston Scientific Corporation, Natick, MA, USA) consists of a denervation catheter and radiofrequency generator. The catheter is a 90 cm long balloon-tipped catheter. The balloon is 25 mm long. The balloon diameters depend on the vessel size (4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm and 7 mm). Mounted on the surface of the balloon are (4-8, depending on the balloon size) bipolar radiofrequency electrodes distributed in a helical fashion emitting radiofrequency energy to a depth of a few millimeters into the renal artery. The catheter can be delivered over the wire into the renal artery via an 8F guide sheath (more common) or 9F guide catheter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRenal Denervation
Subtitle of host publicationA New Approach to Treatment of Resistant Hypertension
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781447152231
ISBN (Print)9781447152224
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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