FDA Clears Endologix Low-Profile Stent Graft
Low-profile 17 French introducer sheath – The entire family of AFX stent grafts, which range in diameter from 13 to 34 millimeters, are delivered through a low profile, hydrophilically coated 17 French introducer sheath – eliminating the need for exchanges. This sheath technology, combined with the system's percutaneous (9 French) contralateral access, makes AFX the lowest-profile device approved in the U.S. for the treatment of the most common AAAs – those with aortic neck diameters of 22 millimeters or larger.
Precise delivery and deployment – The AFX delivery system features an ergonomic dial mechanism that provides physicians with precise, controlled stent graft positioning and deployment.
STRATA expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) graft – AFX stent grafts are constructed using the new STRATA graft material. STRATA is a durable, highly conformable material featuring enhanced stent graft sealing technology.
The device was released ion June 2011.
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