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Embolic Coils

Detachable coils are used in thousands of procedures worldwide each year. These catheter-based devices are utilized in many endovascular treatments of aneurysms and arterio-venous malformations (AVMs). The procedure involves the threading of thin coils through a catheter into the affected area of the brain, filling the weakened portion of the vessel. Once in place, the body responds by forming a clot around the coil, further reducing the pressure and risk of rupture.

Covidien offers a variety of coils to address the many needs of physicians.