Gore Offers Larger Diameter, Small Profile AAA Endoprosthesis
W. L. Gore & Associates offers a 31 mm diameter version of the GORE EXCLUDER AAA Endoprosthesis to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) in patients with aortic inner neck diameters up to 29 mm. Other enhancements include a flat-top design that enables greater production efficiency, an additional pair of proximal anchors to help ensure excellent fixation, and a lengthening of the trunk from 7 to 8 cm to accommodate larger anatomies.
The 31 mm device will be available for clinical use in the U.S. in May 2009. It has been available outside of the U.S. since 2004 and has been implanted in more than 3,300 patients.
The 31 mm GORE EXCLUDER Device will be available in 13, 15 and 17 cm lengths. A new 32 mm x 4.5 cm Aortic Extender Component will join the device family as well. Both the new Trunk-Ipsilateral Leg and Aortic Extender Components are 20 Fr. introducer sheath compatible.