Aptus EndoStapling System

 

May 24, 2011
The innovative helical staple technology enables independent endograft fixation, and is designed to mimic the hand suturing performed during open surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Aortic aneurysms are an enlarged and weakened section of the aorta, which can be lethal if left untreated. Each year, an estimated 100,000 people in Europe and about 200,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with this condition. In EVAR, an alternative to open surgical repair, a metal and fabric endograft is implanted using a catheter-based delivery system to isolate blood flow away from the aneurysm to prevent potential rupture and death.

The EndoStapling System provides physicians with a novel technology to repair endovascular grafts that have exhibited migration or endoleaks (or are at risk of these complications, which are commonly seen after EVAR), where augmented radial fixation and/or sealing is required to regain or maintain effective aortic aneurysm exclusion. The system also can be used during de novo EVAR procedures (at the time of initial endograft implantation) to enhance an endograft’s inherent fixation and sealing mechanisms.

For more information: www.aptusendosystems.com