Table 1

Characteristics of current cerebral protection devices for transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Feature Edwards Embrella Embolic Deflector[26] Keystone Heart TriGard Embolic Deflection Device[28] Claret CE Pro[27]
Access Radial Femoral Radial
Position Aorta Aorta Brachiocephalic and LCC
Coverage area Brachiocephalic and LCC Brachiocephalic, LCC and LSC Brachiocephalic and LCC
Mechanism Deflection Deflection Capture
Size 6 F 9 F 6 F
Pore Size 100 microns Approximately 200 microns 140 microns

LCC left common carotid artery, LSC left subclavian artery.

Meller et al.

Meller et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11:257   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-257

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