SAN FRANCISCO, September 23 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD, developers of MGuard(TM), announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in the Israeli MGuard(TM) Registry. MGuard(TM) was successfully implanted in Natanya, Israel, at the Laniado Hospital Cath Lab, managed by Dr. Yitzhak Herz, the principal investigator for the Registry at this hospital.
The Israeli MGuard Registry will enroll 100 'real world' MGuard patients from eight hospitals in Israel. Data from the registry will be used to support data from other MGuard clinical studies.
The first MGuard Stent in the Israeli MGuard Registry was implanted by Dr. Guy Schoenmann from the Laniado Hospital in Netanya. The patient was a 70 year old male treated for myocardial infarction (MI) caused by a thrombus occluding the right coronary artery. Dr. Schoenmann stated: "MGuard(TM) was delivered with no complications and it immediately enabled excellent flow in the artery. We experienced a very successful procedure and I am very pleased that MGuard is now available to us on daily basis".
Mr. Eli Bar CTO and VP R&D stated: "Currently MGuard is mostly used in AMI, SVG, and thrombus containing lesions. The Israeli MGuard registry is very important for us in order to understand the clinical performance of MGuard in the 'real world' and receive a wider perspective on its use in special patient subgroups".
On September 24th 2009, InspireMD will Sponsor a Breakfast Meeting at the
TCT Conference 2009 in San Francisco, Titled "The Role of the MGuard(TM)
Stent in Thrombus Management During AMI Interventions". The meeting chairman
will be Dr. Martin B. Leon , the Chairman of the CRF, NY; Associate Director
at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Professor at
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