AMPLATZER PICCOLO™ OCCLUDER
CLOSES EARLY PDAs. FILLS LOVING HEARTS.
As the only patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure solution indicated for patients ≥700g + ≥3 days old and proven to deliver safe and effective closure, Amplatzer Piccolo™ Occluder offers new opportunities to confidently care for a wider range of patients than ever before, including neonates and infants.
A NEW LEVEL OF VERSATILITY AND PROVEN SAFETY FOR THE YOUNGEST INFANTS AND UP.
A recent study demonstrated safety and effectiveness using the Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder for PDA closure.
HOW IT WORKS
Patent ductus arteriosus closure with the Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder.
ADVANCING A PROVEN PLATFORM FOR PREDICTABLE RESULTS.
RELIABILITY BY DESIGN
- Tightly Woven Single-layer Mesh—Designed to minimize residual shunt immediately after placement
- Engineered for Structure and Strength—Occludes ducts while minimizing into surrounding vasculature
- Intaglio Wire Treatment—Designed to reduce nickel leaching
SMOOTH DELIVERY IN EVEN THE MOST CHALLENGING MORPHOLOGIES
- Extremely Low-Profile Delivery—4 F catheter facilitates delivery in small vasculatures
- Procedural Flexibility—Symmetrical design offers procedural flexibility to choose an anterograde (venous) or retrograde (arterial) approach. For infants ≤ 2kg, a venous approach is recommended
- Predictable Placement—Disc size and shape designed for predictable positioning in the duct
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
AMPLAZTER PICCOLO™ OCCLUDER
INDICATION FOR USE
The Amplatzer Piccolo™ Occluder is a percutaneous, transcatheter occlusion device intended for the nonsurgical closure of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).
- Weight < 700 grams at time of the procedure
- Age < 3 days at time of procedure
- Coarctation of the aorta
- Left pulmonary artery stenosis
- Cardiac output that is dependent on right to left shunt through the PDA due to pulmonary hypertension
- Intracardiac thrombus that may interfere with the implant procedure
- Active infection requiring treatment at the time of implant
- Patients with a PDA length smaller than 3 mm
- Patients with a PDA diameter that is greater than 4 mm at the narrowest portion
This device was sterilized with ethylene oxide and is for single use only. Do not reuse or re-sterilize this device. Attempts to resterilize this device can cause a malfunction, insufficient sterilization, or harm to the patient.
- Do not use the device if the sterile package is open or damaged.
- Use on or before the last day of the expiration month that is printed on the product packaging label.
- Patients who are allergic to nickel can have an allergic reaction to this device.
- Prepare for situations that require the removal of this device. Preparation includes access to a transcatheter snare kit and an on-site surgeon.
- Accurate measurements of the ductus are crucial for correct occluder size selection.
- Do not release the occluder from the delivery wire if either a retention disc protrudes into the pulmonary artery or aorta; or if the position of the occluder is not stable.
- Remove embolized devices. Do not remove an embolized occluder through intracardiac structures unless the occluder is fully recaptured inside a catheter.
This device should be used only by physicians who are trained in standard transcatheter techniques. Determine which patients are candidates for procedures that use this device.
- The physician should exercise clinical judgment in situations that involve the use of anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs before, during, and/or after the use of this device.
- Patients should have an activated clotting time (ACT) of greater than 200 sec prior to device placement, unless the patient has a significant risk for bleeding and is unable to be anti-coagulated.
- The device may be delivered via an anterograde (venous) or a retrograde (arterial) approach. However, in small infants (≤2 kg), the device should be delivered using the anterograde (venous) approach since small infants are at an increased risk for arterial injury.
- The AMPLATZER Piccolo™ Occluder contains nickel-titanium alloy, which is generally considered safe. However, in vitro testing has demonstrated that nickel is released from this device for a minimum of 60 days following implant. Patients who are allergic to nickel may have an allergic reaction to this device, especially those with a history of metal allergies. Certain allergic reactions can be serious; patients should seek immediate medical attention if there is suspicion of an allergic reaction. Symptoms may include difficulty in breathing or swelling of the face or throat. While data are currently limited, it is possible that some patients may develop an allergy to nickel if this device is implanted.
- Use in Specific Populations
- Pregnancy — Care should be taken to minimize the radiation exposure to the fetus and the mother.
- Nursing mothers — There has been no quantitative assessment of the presence of leachables in breast milk.
- Store in a dry place.
- Do not use contrast power injection with delivery catheter.
POTENTIAL ADVERSE EVENTS
Potential adverse events that may occur during or after a procedure placing this device include, but are not limited to: Air embolus; Allergic dye reaction; Allergic drug reaction; Anesthesia reactions; Apnea; Arrhythmia; Bacterial endocarditis; Bleeding; Cardiac perforation; Cardiac tamponade; Chest pain; Device embolization; Device erosion; Death; Fever; Headache/migraine; Hemolysis; Hematoma; Hypertension; Hypotension; Infection; Myocardial infarction; Palpitations; Partial obstruction of aorta; Partial obstruction of pulmonary artery; Pericardial effusion; Pericarditis; Peripheral embolism; Re-intervention for device removal; Respiratory distress; Stroke; Thrombus; Transient ischemic attack; Thrombus; Valvular regurgitation; Vascular access site injury; Vascular occlusion; Vessel perforation.