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Silk Road Medical Appoints Ground Breaking Innovator as Chief Technology Officer
Date:7/23/2014

Road's surgically-inspired approach, we believe we can reduce the risk of stroke on par with the gold standard of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) while preserving the benefits of a less invasive stenting procedure," said Mike. "Looking forward, I am also equally excited about the opportunity to help patients with neurovascular diseases by developing a suite of products that highlights the surgeon control and procedure time advantages we believe are possible with our transcarotid access point."

About the ENROUTE Transcarotid Neuroprotection and Stent Systems

The Silk Road procedure includes a combination direct carotid access sheath and dynamic flow reversal circuit, and a carotid stent. After a tiny incision is made at the neckline, the physician inserts a small tube, called a sheath, into the carotid artery.  The sheath is connected to a device that temporarily re-directs blood flow away from the brain.  Reversing the blood flow allows a physician to place a stent inside the blockage without risk of plaque breaking off and traveling up toward the brain.  After the stent is placed successfully, flow reversal is turned off and blood flow resumes in its normal direction.  Typically, the Silk Road procedure is performed under local anesthesia and can significantly minimize recovery time and scarring for the patient.  

About Silk Road Medical, Inc.

Silk Road Medical, Inc. is a private company located in Sunnyvale, CA, that develops and manufactures minimally-invasive medical devices intended to improve the treatment of intra- and extra-cranial cerebrovascular disease through proprietary transcarotid access and treatment platforms.  Detailed information about Silk Road Medical can be found at www.silkroadmed.com.

Both the ENROUTE Transcarotid NPS and Stent System have been granted CE Mark. The ENROUTE NPS is limited by Unit
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