The ReFlow™ Ventricular system is a game changer in the current options for treating hydrocephalus. Through personal engagement with hydrocephalus experts, the broader scientific community, and with patients and families just like you, we have developed an alternative shunt system designed to address one of the most common problems in Hydrocephalus: non-flowing shunts.
The ReFlow™ Ventricular System is comprised of a “Flusher” and a specially designed Ventricular Catheter, and can be connected to a standard commercial flow regulator CSF shunt valve and peritoneal catheter.
When there is flow, or the shunt is functioning normally, the Flusher is passive and flow is regulated by the flow regulator valve. When the Ventricular Catheter is occluded, usually due to blocked inlet holes in the ventricular catheter, a press of the Flusher by a qualified clinician sends a small, controlled pulse of fluid toward the Ventricular Catheter in an effort to dislodge any choroid plexus or blockages that are hindering flow through the Ventricular Catheter.
The Reflow™ Ventricular System’s ventricular catheter has an additional, ‘relief membrane’ backup feature. If the Flusher is unable to unblock the standard inlet holes of the Ventricular Catheter, the small controlled pulse of fluid from the flusher has been specifically designed and tested to open the ‘relief membrane’ to make an additional opening in the Ventricular Catheter to re-establish flow.