Pruitt F3® Carotid Shunts
Pruitt F3: the Next Generation Balloon Shunt
The Pruitt F3 Carotid Shunt is made with a new, more flexible material that is resistant to kinking, is color-coded for easy identification, and has 10% increased flow over the original Pruitt-Inahara Carotid Shunt.*
The Pruitt F3 Carotid Shunt is secured in the vessel using occlusion balloons that eliminate the need for clamps. This reduces vessel trauma and allows for the use of a small incision, minimal dissection, and a short arteriotomy. Plaque endpoints can be visualized because the balloon holds the artery open during the procedure. This is especially important with high stenoses, when clamps cannot be used.
*Data on file at LeMaitre Vascular, Inc.