Ocelot – Revolutionary Technology for the Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

What is PAD?

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an under-recognized, common circulatory problem that affects eight to 12 million adults in the United States. PAD is caused by a build-up of plaque in the arteries that blocks blood flow to the legs and feet. Patients who develop PAD may notice hip, leg, or calf pain with walking that stops with rest, or they may be symptom free until the disease has progressed to the point of irreversible damage to the affected limb. 

Advanced Technology

In 2013, Premier Health physicians became the first in Dayton to use a minimally invasive device called Ocelot.

Ocelot In-Content
Photo courtesy of Avinger, Inc.

Aptly named in honor of the cat that possesses excellent night vision, Ocelot utilizes a revolutionary approach called lumivascular (lumi = light, vascular = artery), that incorporates an imaging fiber on the end of a catheter. This imaging fiber performs as a camera, and allows physicians to see inside an artery real-time.

Using minimally invasive, Ocelot technology physicians may more accurately navigate through complicated vessels, drill through blockages, and restore blood flow.

Click play to watch an animated video and see the Ocelot in action.


Next Steps

If you have been diagnosed with severe peripheral arterial disease (PAD), and would like to know more about Ocelot technology, please call (937) 734-8660(937) 734-8660, or send an e-mail to heartinstitute@premierhealth.com.

Content Updated: July 24, 2018

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