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May 25, 2011

US Hospital Uses PED to Treat Brain Aneurysm

Officials at St Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Texas, US, have announced that one of its doctors has treated brain aneurysms using the new pipeline embolisation device (PED). The PED, which is made of cobalt chromium and platinum, aids endovascular reconstruction of the primary parent ve

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Officials at St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Texas, US, have announced that one of its doctors has treated brain aneurysms using the new pipeline embolisation device (PED).

The PED, which is made of cobalt chromium and platinum, aids endovascular reconstruction of the primary parent vessel and also treats wide-necked brain aneurysms.

The thinness of the device allows for telescoping, where multiple PEDs can be placed within each other with less risk of narrowing the artery.

MD Michel Mawad, the doctor who performed the procedures, said, “The PED is a valuable alternative to current endovascular or surgical treatment options to treat complex aneurysms and will help save many lives.”

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