Device for Endovascular Repair of Aortic Dissection

Conformable Gore TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis first to receive indication for aneurysm, trauma and dissection

 

October 1, 2013
Gore FDA Approval Conformable Gore TAG Endovascular Repair of Aortic Dissection

The Conformable Gore TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis is for endovascular repair of acute and chronic Type B dissections of the descending thoracic aorta. The Conformable Gore TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis is designed for multiple thoracic etiologies, and is the only device to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indications for aneurysm, trauma and dissection. 

The Conformable Gore TAG Device offers conformability and ease of use while accommodating tapered anatomy. The device resists compression and has an oversizing window ranging from 6 to 33 percent. Physicians are able to choose the appropriate oversizing for the patient anatomy, which is particularly important in dissection patients due to the delicate nature of the disease.The Conformable Gore TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis is delivered via catheter, inserted into the femoral artery through a small incision in the groin and carefully guided up the leg artery through the abdomen into the chest and to the implantation site. The device is available in diameters of 21-45 mm, allowing for the treatment of patients with aortic diameters of 16-42 mm. Tapered device configurations are also available.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved this device in September 2013.

For more information: www.goremedical.com

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