The IMPEDE Embolization Plug comprises a shape memory polymer plug and an anchor coil. The porous embolic scaffold supports the rapid formation of small interconnected clots throughout its structure. The biocompatible and non-inflammatory polymer promotes rapid conversion to organized thrombus, followed by collagen deposition without chronic active inflammation, which leads to a stable occlusion.‡ The anchor coil offers stability in higher-flow locations and IMPEDE may be used in combination with IMPEDE-FX to minimize artifact in a single vessel.
High Embolic Material Volume, Inherent High Packing Density
Vascular plugs predictably and effectively fill space in a short time, generally leading to shorter procedure times and less radiation exposure. Each IMPEDE Embolization Plug offers a high embolic material volume and inherent 100% packing density. Packing density has been shown to be an important factor in avoiding recanalization.*
The shape memory polymer portion of the device has no artifact, which facilitates follow-up imaging.