Heli-FX Guide Treats Wide Neck Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms


June 24, 2013
Aptus Endosystems Inc. Heli-FX 28 mm wide neck abdominal aortic aneurysms

Aptus Endosystems Inc.'s 28 mm enhances treatment of wide neck abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). 

The Heli-FX system can be used during primary EVAR procedures to enhance an endograft’s inherent fixation and sealing mechanisms. Doing so can potentially improve the long-term durability of the aneurysm repair. The system can also repair endovascular grafts that have developed endoleaks, migrated away from the implant site, or are at risk of developing these complications, which are often seen after EVAR. In such cases, augmented fixation and/or sealing is required to regain or maintain effective aneurysm exclusion. The 28mm Heli-FX Guide is a line extension of the original 22 mm Heli-FX Guide and facilitates the precise positioning and implantation of the helical EndoAnchors in aortic necks up to 32mm in diameter.

The longer reach 28 mm guide gives physicians a greater ability to implant anchors and improve the long term durability of EVAR. 

The guide received FDA clearance in May 2013.

For more information: www.aptusendosystems.com