New Vascular Graft Offers Radial Support, Thromboresistance


December 21, 2009

The GORE PROPATEN Vascular Graft has integrated rings that reduce the cross-sectional profile by 24 percent as compared to externally ringed grafts, and its radial reinforcement allows for improved blood flow. GORE introduced the new Vascular Graft at the AIMsymposium/VEITHsymposium in November 2009. The grafts offer radial support that is concealed within the graft wall and resists kinking and compression. The stent graft also has a covalently-bonded PROPATEN Bioactive Surface to help prevent thrombus formation. The coating uses heparin on the luminal surface, which allows the graft to retain its thromboresistant bioactive properties over time. The manufacturer says the GORE PROPATEN Vascular Graft is the first vascular graft approved for hemodialysis access and the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). For more information: