HeliFX Aortic Securement System Bring Helical EndoAnchor Technology to the Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
The new thoracic-length HeliFX Aortic Securement System is similar to the original HeliFX system designed for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The new system consists of a longer delivery device with additional tip configurations to bring the innovative helical EndoAnchor technology to the treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA).
The new HeliFX System allows physicians to deliver Aptus’ novel EndoAnchor technology to the thoracic aortic anatomy. The implantable EndoAnchor enables independent endograft fixation, and is designed to replicate the sealing and fixation of hand suturing performed during open surgical repair of aortic aneurysms. It can be used during de novo (initial) TEVAR procedures to enhance an endograft’s inherent fixation and sealing mechanisms. In addition, the EndoAnchors can be used to repair endovascular grafts that have migrated away from the implant site and have developed endoleaks or are at risk of developing these complications. In such cases, augmented fixation and/or sealing is required to regain or maintain effective aneurysm exclusion.
The device can be used with Cook Medical’s Zenith TX2, W.L. Gore’s TAG and Medtronic’s Talent Thoracic and Valiant endografts in both initial implant and secondary repair settings. Use with other endografts has not been evaluated to date.
The system received FDA clearance in November 2012.
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