Arterial Microfilter
Biomedical Engineering

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The arterial microfilter, developed by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) engineers, allows for angioplasty in the carotid artery.

image: The filter (16) is collapsed for insertion and mechanically triggered to expand during the inflation of the angioplasty. The arterial microfilter collects any debris from the process and is mechanically collapsed again to contain the debris while the catheter is removed. image: The filter (16) is collapsed for insertion and mechanically triggered to expand during the inflation of the angioplasty. The arterial microfilter collects any debris from the process and is mechanically collapsed again to contain the debris while the catheter is removed.

The filter (16) is collapsed for insertion and mechanically triggered to expand during the inflation of the angioplasty. The arterial microfilter collects any debris from the process and is mechanically collapsed again to contain the debris while the catheter is removed.

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Keith Bartels, Ph.D., Staff Engineer, Sensor Systems & Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Technology, Mechanical Engineering

(210) 522-6062, kbartels@swri.org

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04/15/14