Development of Mechanochemical Ablation Catheter

Daniel Nordal, Valtteri Torppala, Tuan Nguyen, Sami Leinonen, Panu Kiviluoma, Aku Korhonen, Petri Kuosmanen, Pekka Aho, Maarit Venermo

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Varicose veins are common ailment that effects a significant portion of the general populous. Current treatments require a significant amount of resources in the form of money and time; as well as patient discomfort.
This paper presents a concept of an automated mechanochemical ablation catheter. Ablation of the intimal layer of the vein is achieved with physical contact from the mechanical device. This ablation, combined with the drug, forces the vein to seize and close itself permanently. The device is designed to improve functionality and efficiency, decrease pain and improve ablation characteristics while maintaining and/or increasing success rates. The device automates the retraction of the ablation mechanism, pressure regulation of the ablation system and the drug delivery system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences
Place of PublicationTallin
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational DAAAM Baltic Conference: Industrial Engineering - Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 20 Apr 201622 Apr 2016
Conference number: 11


ConferenceInternational DAAAM Baltic Conference


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