IntuiTrak Delivery System Avoids Exchanges, Blood Loss During AAA Procedures


October 27, 2008

The Endologix Inc. IntuiTrak Delivery System is used for the minimally invasive deployment of the Powerlink stent graft, which is indicated for the endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

IntuiTrak said it has a novel design and deployment mechanism that simplifies delivery of the unibody bifurcated Powerlink device. The low-profile delivery system features enhanced flexibility, advanced hemostasis control and a hydrophilic coating to facilitate smooth delivery, particularly in patients with limited or difficult vascular access. The delivery catheter has an integrated sheath to facilitate the introduction of ancillary devices during the endovascular AAA procedure. This feature avoids the need for exchanges, thereby having the potential to reduce procedure time, blood loss and minimize vessel trauma.

The device was approved by the FDA in October 2008.

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