Coronary stenting with MGuard: from conception to human trials

Edo Kaluski, Steve Tsai, Marc Klapholz

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MGuard is an ultra-thin polymer sleeve attached to the external surface stents. The polymer was designed to reduce distal embolization during coronary, renal, carotid, and vein graft stenting, and to potentially serve as a platform for uniform drug delivery. This report discusses the theoretical considerations that resulted in the conception of this device, and the scientific data that support the use of the innovation. With the encouraging initial feasibility and safety data, large-scale efficacy trials are currently in progress. Future applications of this platform for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-94
Number of pages7
JournalCardiovascular Revascularization Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Emboli protection device
  • Stent thrombosis, Restenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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