SCTIMST develops flow diverter stent to treat aneurysms

April 4, 2020 0 By FM

The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram has developed an intracranial flow diverter stent for the treatment of aneurysms of the brain.

 The device is designed to have a better grip on the walls of arteries of complex shapes in order to reduce the risk of migration of the device.

The Chitra flow diverter stent is resistant to twisting when it is placed in tortuous arteries and those with complex shapes. Even a 180 degrees bend does not occlude the lumen of the stent. 

A portion of the wires is made radio-opaque for better visibility in X –rays and fluoroscopy, thus aiding accurate delivery of the diverter in the blood vessel.

The flow diverter is delivered to the aneurysm in the brain using a delivery system. The delivery system has also been developed by the team, reports said.