TEL AVIV, Israel, September 23 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD, Ltd. announced today the enrollment of the first 3 patients in its study of MGuard(TM) coronary stent in acute myocardial infarction. The GUARD Study (MGuard(TM) in Acute Myocardial Infarction Study) is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of MGuard(TM) in patients suffering from ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. The first 3 patients were implanted successfully with the MGuard(TM) Coronary Stent, in the Jagiellonian University Clinic, in Krakow, Poland.
"It is very exciting for me to see this study take off and confirm our expectations," said Dr. Dariusz Dudek, the GUARD Study Chief Investigator, from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, "The MGuard(TM) represents a very innovative approach to the management of thrombus and embolization, which adversely affect the prognosis and survival rate of a large proportion of Acute MI patients. From the cases of acute MI where MGuard(TM) was implanted so far in various countries, we learned that the results were very successful and that the product has a strong efficacy and safety profile with an exceptional deliverability. I look forward to confirm these initial findings through this study."
"The successful clinical development of MGuard(TM) will benefit Acute MI patients throughout the world," said Eli Bar, CTO and VP R&D of InspireMD, "MGuard(TM) is designed to provide a comprehensive solution to the embolization threat, during and post procedure. We are confident that the GUARD Study will confirm what we have experienced so far in cath labs around the world that the product performs well and delivers extra safety to acute MI patients."
The GUARD Study is a prospective, multi center study, designed to
confirm the feasibility, efficacy and safety of MGuard(TM) in acute MI
patients. The GUARDS study will include 60 patients, and its primary
endpoints are complete resolution of ST-segment elevation and restoration
of flow thr
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