• News

"CAPTURE: Carotid Filter May Safely Prevent Stroke in AF" - Darlene Dobkowski

  • Healio: Cardiology Today
  • New York, NY
  • (May 14, 2019)

The placement of a permanent carotid filter was safe in patients with atrial fibrillation and a high stroke risk who were not suitable for oral anticoagulation, according to data from the CAPTURE trial presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. “This carotid coil filter is placed not through a transvascular approach as we typically perform, but actually by direct puncture into the carotid artery under ultrasound guidance,” said Vivek Reddy, MD, director of cardiac arrhythmia services at The Mount Sinai Hospital.  “The idea is to use ultrasound, watch the needle puncture directly into the carotid artery and then the system has a mechanism that has a motorized unit that extrudes the coil directly into the carotid artery.”

— Vivek Reddy, MD, Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Services, The Mount Sinai Hospital, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust Professor, Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Learn more