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August 30, 2019

UMass doctors pilot first New England use of Israeli aneurysm device

Photo | TMS Aerial Solutions UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester

Doctors at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester are the first in New England to use a newly approved device that has been used in only 3,000 procedures to treat aneurysms.

The device, Comaneci, was approved for U.S. use by the Food & Drug Administration in May.

The device, made by Israel medical device company Rapid Medical, was used by UMass doctors Ajit Puri, and Francesco Massari in a patient with an aneurysm rupture and intracranial bleeding.

The device acts as a temporary bridge in the aneurysm coiling process while minimizing the risk of coil protrusion or prolapse. 

Rapid Medical says the device is the industry's first-ever adjustable, fully-visible aneurysm remodeling device.

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