MobiusHD® is an investigational endovascular implant designed to reshape the carotid sinus.
The pressure of the pulsatile wave produced with each heart beat is interpreted by the baroreceptors, or nerves located in the walls of the carotid sinus. Reshaping the carotid sinus with the MobiusHD amplifies the blood pressure perceived by the baroreceptors. The baroreceptors then signal the brain, which responds to the perceived higher pressure by dilating the peripheral vasculature to lower overall blood pressure.
The MobiusHD implant is available in three different sizes for vessel diameters ranging from 5 mm to 11.75 mm. The implant is placed in the carotid sinus with the windows of the device against the carotid bulb, where the carotid baroreceptors are concentrated.
The MobiusHD system is placed in the carotid sinus using standard percutaneous interventional techniques under fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance. The system is navigated to the carotid sinus using a conventional 0.014” guidewire and 8F guide catheter or 6F sheath. Once within the sinus, the system allows for partial deployment and resheathing of the MobiusHD implant to enable optimal placement.