Stroke: Covidien wins Canadian OK for its Solitaire revascularization device
Health Canada approves Covidien's to Solitaire revascularization device for restoring blood flow to the brain in patients with acute ischemic stroke.
Medtech giant Covidien (NYSE:COV) won Health Canada approval for its Solitaire FR revascularization device, intended to remove blood clots and restore blood flow in the brains of patients suffering acute ischemic stroke.
"Stroke is a widespread public health issue, with approximately 50,000 Canadians experiencing a stroke annually," president of vascular therapies Stacy Enxing Seng said in prepared remarks. "Solitaire FR is intended to transform the way this potentially fatal and often debilitating condition is treated."