Dr. Robert Fahed, an interventional neuroradiologist at TOH, used the MicroAngioscope to treat a patient who had repeated strokes. According to TOH, the device’s advanced and high-resolution imaging allows the doctor to pinpoint the subtle condition that led to the strokes for a tailored treatment approach.
“For the first time in the world and history of interventional neurology, we used a new technology that allowed us to visualize the inside of the vessels of a patient,” Fahed said in a news release. “This opens the door to a new way of practicing this specialty. This also means that now that we can finally see the inside of the vessels, everything needs to be re-explored and redefined.”
Vena Medical’s Vena MicroAngioscope is a small camera capable of going inside the veins and arteries to help physicians treat stroke.
“Think about doctors having the ability to miniaturize themselves and go through our arteries to understand health issues. Our newest invention, the Vena MicroAngioscope – just slightly thicker than a strand of hair – allows doctors to view diseases within the brain’s vasculature, in full color and in real-time,” CEO Michael Philips said. “Vena Medical marks a major leap forward and is committed to providing doctors with advanced tools for the prevention of strokes and various vascular diseases.”