Updated on 21 August 2013
More than 27 million people worldwide suffer from PAD, a buildup of plaque that narrows and blocks the arteries, reducing blood flow to the limbs. PAD most commonly occurs in the pelvis and legs, sometimes causing symptoms such as cramping, numbness and pain in the calves or thighs while walking. Left untreated, PAD of the lower extremities can lead to painful wounds on the feet and toes, infections or amputation.
The Innova Stent System received CE Mark approval in May 2012. In the US, the device is investigational and not available for sale.