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Table 2 Overview over the aspiration flow rates in Millilters / minute (mL/min) with the different devices inserted in the guide catheter at 50, 75 and 100 mmHg pressure within the phantom. The shaft values apply once the outer stent sheath is completely pushed out of the distal end of the balloon catheter and only the shaft remains within the catheter

From: Achievable aspiration flow rates with large balloon guide catheters during carotid artery stenting

  50 mmHg 75 mmHg 100 mmHg
Precise 7 mm 78 82 82
Casper 53 56 56
Acculink 51 50 53
Precise 10 mm 34 35 40
Xact 27 30 32
Protégé 25 25 25
Precise shaft 174 179 181
Acculink shaft 90 104 100
Xact shaft 99 110 124
Protégé shaft 61 67 71