Technology | April 29, 2009

Gore Releases Larger Diameter, Small Profile AAA Endoprosthesis

April 29, 2009 - W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) will release on a 31 mm diameter version of the GORE EXCLUDER AAA Endoprosthesis, a device which provides physicians with an endovascular option to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in patients with aortic inner neck diameters up to 29 mm.

In March 2009, the FDA approved the 31 mm diameter version of the GORE EXCLUDER AAA Endoprosthesis. Other important enhancements include a flat-top design that enables greater production efficiency, an additional pair of proximal anchors to help ensure excellent fixation, and a lengthening of the trunk from 7 to 8 cm to accommodate larger anatomies.

The Gore device is an endovascular graft and stent combination that seals off the aneurysm and creates a new path for blood flow. The device is inserted through a small incision in the patient’s leg using a catheter-based delivery technique. Once the physician has positioned the graft in the diseased aorta, the device self-expands using radial force. Metal anchors help secure it to the walls of the aorta.

The 31 mm GORE EXCLUDER Device is available in 13, 15 and 17 cm lengths. A new 32 mm x 4.5 cm Aortic Extender Component joins the device family as well. Both the new Trunk-Ipsilateral Leg and Aortic Extender Components are 20 Fr introducer sheath compatible.

For more information: www.goremedical.com

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