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Esprit BTK System

Archbold Cardiologists offer a breakthrough treatment for chronic limb-threatening ischemia below-the-knee.

Esprit™ BTK System is a first-of-its-kind dissolvable stent comprised of material similar to a dissolving suture. It is designed to keep arteries open and deliver a drug called Everolimus to support vessel healing prior to completely dissolving.

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is highly prevalent, yet many people have never heard of the condition. In fact, more than 20 million people in the U.S. are living with this painful disease and only 10% of them have been diagnosed.

Chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) below-the-knee (BTK) is a serious form of PAD that occurs when arteries become clogged with plaque, preventing blood flow and oxygen from reaching the lower leg and foot. People living with CLTI often experience extreme pain, open wounds that don’t heal and may even require amputation. Over a five-year period, CLTI has a lower survival rate than breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer combined.

Blockages treated only with balloon angioplasty, the previous standard of care, have poor short- and long-term results, and in many instances the vessels become blocked again, requiring additional treatment.

Esprit™ BTK System is designed to keep arteries open and deliver a drug to support vessel healing prior to completely dissolving.

The device is implanted during a catheter-based, minimally invasive procedure via a small incision in the leg. Once the blockage is open, the Esprit™ BTK helps heal the vessel and provides support for approximately three years until the vessel is strong enough to remain open on its own.

In the News: Archbold Vascular Procedure is First FDA-Approved Case in Georgia

CLICK HERE to read the full article on Archbold's first Esprit BTK procedure.

Watch this video illustration to learn how the Esprit™ BTK System is inserted and functions.

Ask your doctor if he Esprit™ BTK System
might be the answer for you.

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appointment with an Archbold Cardiologist,
please call 229.584.5570.

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