Pruitt F3: the Next Generation Balloon Shunt
The Pruitt F3 Carotid Shunt is made with a new, more flexible material that is resistant to kinking, is color-coded for easy identification, and has 10% increased flow over the original Pruitt-Inahara Carotid Shunt.*
The Pruitt F3 Carotid Shunt is secured in the vessel using occlusion balloons that eliminate the need for clamps. This reduces vessel trauma and allows for the use of a small incision, minimal dissection, and a short arteriotomy. Plaque endpoints can be visualized because the balloon holds the artery open during the procedure. This is especially important with high stenoses, when clamps cannot be used.
*Data on file at LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.
Features & Benefits
Models & Specs
Balloons hold the shunt in place and eliminate the need for clamps.
The common inflation lumen and depth markings are now blue, to highlight the inflation path leading from the blue stopcock to the blue balloon.
Safety Balloon & Colored Safety Sleeve
Safety balloon with a moveable plastic sheath minimizes risk of internal carotid artery balloon over-inflation (pressure diverted to the safety balloon). The safety sleeve is tinted yellow to enhance visibilty and serves as visual que to promote the correct usage.
Blood flow and pressure monitoring can be performed through the T-port, along with infusion and flushing and removal of embolic particles.
Depth markings indicate the insertion length of the shunt for both the internal and external inflation lumens.
Flexible and Resistant to Kinking
The Pruitt F3 shunt is designed with a more flexible material that’s also more resistant to kinking.