TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE American: NSPR), developer of the CGuard™ Embolic Prevention System (EPS) for the prevention of stroke caused by the treatment of carotid artery disease, today announced that two successful live cases featuring CGuard™ EPS were presented at LINC 2019, which is being held January 21 – 23 in Leipzig, Germany.

“The live demonstrations of CGuard™ EPS at this year’s LINC conference, a major international interventional conference covering the latest innovations in vascular medicine, allowed attending physicians to see first-hand the simplicity of the CGuard EPS procedure as conducted by world renowned interventional cardiologists and angiologists,” said Dr. James Barry, President and Chief Executive Officer of InspireMD. “It is immensely gratifying to once again have CGuard™ EPS chosen by these leading interventionalists to be prominently featured in two live case transmissions today at LINC 2019.”   

Live case #1: Patient with Symptomatic Left Carotid Artery Disease and Concomitant Coronary Artery Disease

The first live case was conducted by Dr. Antonio Micari and Dr. Fausto Castriota, interventional cardiologists at Humanitas Gavazzeni Hospital, Bergamo, Italy. The patient had stable angina over the prior twelve months, with one hospital admission for one transient ischemic attack (TIA) approximately one month ago. The risk factors included hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and critical left interior carotid artery (LICA) stenosis with evidence of soft plaque. The procedure was successfully performed  with the 8mm x 40mm CGuard™ EPS, lasted approximately 20 minutes and had an excellent angiographic result.

Following the procedure, Drs. Micari and Castriota commented, “This patient presented with multiple co-morbidities, including a history of transient ischemic attacks, and a large amount of soft plaque that significantly increases the chance of embolization associated with conventional carotid stents. There were no adverse events during the procedure. At this early stage, it appears that CGuard™ EPS offers superior patient protection where conventional carotid stents may not.”   

Live case #2: Restenosis of the Left Common Carotid Artery after TEA

The second live case was conducted by Drs. Andre Schmidt and Matthias Ullrich of Universitaetsklinikum of Leipzig, in Leipzig, Germany. The patient was symptomatic with a high grade stenosis of the right common carotid artery, likely caused by post radiation and open surgery due to a parotid tumor, and had dizziness. The risk factors included hypertension, hyperlipidemia and the patient is a former smoker. The patient received a 8mm x 40mm CGuard™ EPS and the case also lasted approximately 20 minutes with an excellent angiographic result.

Following the procedure, Drs. Schmidt and Ullrich commented, “We were very happy with the performance of the CGuard in today’s challenging case that is not seen in everyday practice. It continues to reinforce our positive impressions of this innovative product and we look forward to continuing to implement it in our practice.”  

About LINC
LINC is a leading global forum for new methods in the field of vascular medicine. LINC brings together medical professionals from different specialties around the world who perform endovascular interventions.

About InspireMD, Inc.
InspireMD seeks to utilize its proprietary MicroNet® technology to make its products the industry standard for treatment of carotid artery disease by providing outstanding acute results and durable stroke free long-term outcomes.

InspireMD’s common stock is quoted on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol NSPR and certain warrants are quoted on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol NSPR.WS.

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InspireMD, Inc.
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