Clinical Benefits


The TCAR Procedure – Pivotal results in a prospective, single-arm, multi-center trial using the ENROUTE Transcarotid Neuroprotection System in high surgical risk patients with carotid artery stenosis

Superb, CEA-Like Neuroprotection

The TCAR Procedure is designed to protect the brain from stroke by diverting the micro and macro emboli away from the brain throughout the interventional procedure.  Even small emboli, not large enough to cause a major stroke, can cause a small brain infarction and impact cognitive function in the near and long term.  Below are the results of the TCAR Procedure in patients at high risk for surgery compared to standard risk patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for the treatment of carotid artery disease.



Transcarotid Efficiency

The TCAR procedure is completed through a small needle puncture, rather than an surgical incision in the carotid artery.  This transcarotid approach reduces the amount of time needed for the patient to be on reverse flow or clamped compared to a carotid endarterectomy (CEA) procedure.



Less Invasive and Patient-Friendly

The TCAR procedure requires a smaller skin incision than traditional CEA procedure and can be performed more often using local anesthesia.  With a smaller incision, cranial nerve injury (CNI) rates are reduced and scarring is minimized.

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    TCAR Incision

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ROADSTER Study Clinical Results

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