The DAC® family of catheters is the only complete line of catheters designed to provide excellent distal neurovascular access, providing additional microcatheter stability closer to the treatment site.
Commercially available for over three years, the DAC Catheters have been used in more than 5000 procedures worldwide. The list of procedures include AVM embolization, aneurysm coiling, intracranial stent delivery and clot removal with the Merci®, Trevo® and Solitaire® devices for acute ischemic stroke. In these cases, DAC has afforded physicians:
- Re-access and subselection
- Microcatheter control
- Distal delivery of stents
- Access and stability
- Adjunctive aspiration
In a 92-patient case review by Dr. Spiotta, et. al. (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH) where DAC was used for various neurointerventional procedures, the use of the DAC in selected cases was found to “eliminate a large and unpredictable source of technical error by providing more working catheter stability.” 1
The DAC Catheters come in a variety of sizes and lengths to best meet procedural and anatomical needs.
1. Spiotta, et. al. The Versatile Distal Access Catheter. Neurology. Published online Feb 2011.