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Gore Excluder AAA Stent Graft

W. L. Gore & Associates’ Gore Excluder Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis is a complete, fully engineered system intended for endovascular treatment of common iliac artery aneurysms or aortoiliac...

Medtronic Valiant Captivia Thoracic Stent Graft System Aneurism Repair AAA TAA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Medtronic Inc.’s Valiant Captivia Thoracic Stent Graft System to treat type B aortic dissections. Supported by the results of the U.S. Medtronic...

Gore AAAneurysm Outreach Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm AAA Stent Graphs

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Gore) and AAAneurysm Outreach have partnered to raise awareness and drive screening of individuals at-risk of ...

Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis Heparin Bioactive Surface Stent Grafts Aneurism

January 28, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved W. L. Gore & Associates’ 25 cm Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis with Heparin Bioactive Surface for the treatment of...

aneurism repair stent graft endologix nellix endovascular evas

Endologix Inc. announced that it has received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and...

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Simbionix, a provider of innovative training solutions, announced the initiation of the REHEARSAAAL study which evaluates the clinical benefits of preoperative patient specific simulation using...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) that, once implemented, will provide a consistent way to identify...

Simbionix, Endovascular Basic Skills Training Module, endovascular simulator

Simbionix USA Corp. released the Endovascular Basic Skills training module for the ANGIO Mentor simulator. The Simbionix ANGIO Mentor is a virtual-reality training ...

Vascular closure devices have a definite niche in areas where they were not originally intended but have found frequent off-label use because of their utility.

Aptus Endosystems Inc. Heli-FX 28 mm wide neck abdominal aortic aneurysms

Aptus Endosystems Inc. announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its 28 mm Tip Reach Heli-FX Guide. A line extension of the original Heli-FX...

Patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are more than twice as likely to survive if they have minimally invasive repair than if they have surgery, suggests a 10-year...

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. FDA Approval Gore Excluder AAA Endoprosthesis

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administraion (FDA) approval for the new large diameter 35 mm trunk-ipsilateral leg and 36 mm aortic extender components, as well...

Cardiobridge, VAD, heart pump, hemodynamic support

The Heart Failure 2013 LA meeting will include a showcase of several startup companies offering innovative new approaches to address heart and cardiovascular disease.

March 25, 2013 — W. L. Gore & Associates introduced its Gore DrySeal Sheath with hydrophilic coating in Europe.

Despite earlier signs that a less-invasive surgery is safer and better than “open” operations to repair potentially lethal abdominal aortic aneurysms, a clinical study led by a Johns Hopkins...

TeraRecon iNtuition Advanced Visualization Billing Option

TeraRecon previewed a flexible new pay-as-you-go billing option for it cloud and laptop users of its iNtuition advanced visualization tools. The software supports physicians involved in TAVI/TAVR...

TriVascular Inc. Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft System Aneurism Repair

TriVascular Inc. announced premarket approval (PMA) of the Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft System by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA...

Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft Aneurism Repair Stent Grafts

W. L. Gore and Associates has announced the commercial availability of its new 10-cm configuration of the Gore Hybrid Vascular...

November 14, 2012 — Medtronic Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s Valiant Captivia stent graft system for the endovascular repair...

November 9, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared Bolton Medical’s Relay Thoracic Stent Graft with Plus Delivery System.

HeliFX Aortic Securement System Aptus Aneurism Repair

Aptus Endosystems Inc. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its thoracic-length HeliFX Aortic Securement System. Similar to the original...

September 21, 2012 — Endologix Inc. announced this month it received CE mark for the current version of the Nellix EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing System for the...

Due to the increasing number of transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), a new startup company has developed a transfemoral combined access and...

July 9, 2012 — Endosystems Inc., a medical device company developing technology for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), announced closing on $25 million of equity financing. Synergy Life Science...

June 22, 2012 –– The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently selected a stent graft being developed by Medtronic Inc. for an early feasibility pilot program that allows for “...

June 8, 2012 — Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. launch of the Endurant II AAA Stent Graft System, which recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the...

April 20, 2012 — VasoStitch will be featuring its technology at EuroPCR, Europe’s largest interventional cardiology scientific meeting, May 17, in Paris.

February 24, 2012 — Simbionix USA Corp. announced that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) application for the PROcedure...

February 16, 2012 — Aptus Endosystems, a company developing advanced technology for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), announced the start of ANCHOR; a global, multicenter, prospective post-...

January 18, 2011 – Medtronic Inc. announced the CE mark and international launch of the Endurant II AAA stent graft system, which can treat patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms through...

January 17, 2012 – Terumo Americas Holding Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Terumo Corp., announced it acquired Onset Medical Corp., which develops interventional procedural access sheath...

January 17, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the approved usage for an endovascular graft manufactured by W.L. Gore and Associates Inc. to include treatment of life-...

December 22, 2011 — TriVascular Inc. announced the first Canadian patients treated with its Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft. The ultra-low profile (14F OD) system is designed to expand the patient...

December 14, 2011 — Aptus Endosystems Inc. announced it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Aptus EndoStapling System, which will now be known as the...

December 6, 2011 — W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for new diameter sizes of the contralateral leg component of its Excluder...

November 23 2011 – At the 2011 VEITH symposium, Arno von Ristow, M.D., department of vascular and endovascular surgery, Centervasc-Rio & Clinica Sorocaba, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro...

November 23, 2011 – Vascular occlusions are blocked blood vessels caused by a blood clot in an artery. Blocks in the femoral artery are particularly problematic, and vascular surgeons continue to...

 

November 23, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed marketing of the first system that can repair a failed or problematic aortic endograft, a fabric tube used to...

November 22, 2011 — The thoracic aorta can pose major problems for endovascular repair when there are tortuous segments. Navigating an endograft through difficult territory can prevent its precise...

November 22, 2011 — The question remains whether patency rates for heparin-bonded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts are better than traditional PTFE bypasses; whether these types of grafts...

November 18, 2011 – W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Conformable Gore Tag thoracic...

November 4, 2011 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a stent graft system for patients with small arteries; it will give them the option of less invasive surgery to repair...

September 12, 2011 — TeraRecon Inc. invited interventional specialists to “Intervene with iNtuition,” the company’s advanced volumetric visualization Web solution, during a session at...

August 31, 2011 — Medtronic Inc. announced the start of its United States post-approval study of the Endurant AAA stent graft system, a medical device used to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA...

August 19, 2011 - Endologix Inc. said a ruling this week will likely aid its defense in a stent graft patent litigation case filed by Cook Medical.

August 12, 2011 — Endologix Inc. announced that the first American commercial implant of the company's AFX Endovascular AAA system was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Chicago. Ross...

June 17, 2011 — Endologix, Inc. announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for AFX Endovascular AAA System for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The...
May 24, 2011 — Aptus Endosystems Inc., a medical device company developing advanced technology for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), announced CE mark approval for the Aptus EndoStapling System....
Aortic dissection is rare, but when it occurs, a patient’s prognosis can be poor, even with timely medical diagnosis and treatment. It is the most frequently diagnosed lethal condition of the aorta....

March 14, 2011 – A vascular graft for hemodialysis access has received the CE mark. The Gore Propaten vascular graft, from W.L. Gore and Associates, utilizes a covalent bonding technology to...

February 21, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an endoprosthesis device for use on a lower profile delivery system. The Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis with Heparin Bioactive...

January 24, 2011 – A new device for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD) is now available in Europe. W.L. Gore and Associates announced the availability of its Viabahn Endoprosthesis on a...

December 29, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a stent graft system for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The Endurant AAA Stent Graft System, from Medtronic...

November 24, 2010 - Rotational computed tomography angiography (CTA), a new noninvasive imaging modality, has the ability to display angiography in 3-D formats. This allows for considerable...

November 22, 2010 - An implantable medical device used in the minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms delivered strong results through one year of patient follow-up in a U.S....

November 17, 2010 – A lunch symposium detailing the evidence for simulation in medical training and other fields will be sponsored by W.L. Gore and Associates at the VEITHsymposium. The EVEResT (...

November 8, 2010 – A new aortic extension has been implanted in a clinical setting for the first time. The Ventana fenestrated stent graft, by Endologix, was implanted at Auckland City Hospital in...

September 27, 2010 – A post-market study investigating a new treatment for peripheral artery disease of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) has completed enrollment.

The VIPER study, which...

September 27, 2010 — A new plug-in quickly and easily assesses clinically relevant parameters for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent planning.

The 23rd annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) will take place from Jan. 16-20, 2011 in Miami Beach. At the meeting, more than 1,500 members of the endovascular community-...

September 17, 2010 - Clinical uses will soon begin for the C3 Delivery System for the Gore Excluder Device as a minimally invasive treatment for patients suffering from an abdominal aortic...

The first patient has been enrolled in the Medtronic Dissection Trial, which evaluates the clinical performance of the Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft with the Captivia Delivery System for the...

August 11, 2010 – New sizes of the SoloPath TransFemoral Endovascular Access Catheter were recently cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new sizes provide the potential to...

July 15, 2010 -- W. L. Gore and Associates recently announced that it has received the European CE mark approval for the 25 cm Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis with Propaten Bioactive Surface. The Gore...

July 6, 2010 – Maquet Cardiovascular LLC recently announced it will become the exclusive U.S. distributor of the InterGard family of vascular grafts. This will go into effect on Oct. 1, 2010, when...

June 15, 2010 – Patients with smaller abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) (less than 5.5 cm) have no significant differences in clinical outcomes after endovascular repair (EVAR) than those with...

June 14, 2010 – A new Internet, cloud-based, 3-D advanced visualization and decision support system aids physicians in endovascular case planning, The software was released this week at the...

June 8, 2010 – A 45 mm diameter stent graft to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). W. L. Gore & Associates said its new,...

April 27, 2010 — While repair of large abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA's) is well accepted, randomized clinical trials have failed to demonstrate benefit for early surgical repair of small...

April 9, 2010 – The first patients have been enrolled in the INNOVATION trial, which will assess the safety of a new stent graft system to treat abdominal aortic aneurisms (AAA).

March 26, 2010 – When actor John Ritter died suddenly in 2003 from a tear in his thoracic aorta, the tragedy brought attention to a rare but deadly condition that takes the lives of an estimated...

February 11, 2010 — The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published results showing the Bard FLAIR Endovascular Stent Graft maintains the patency of dialysis access grafts more effectively...

January 28, 2010 – Minimally invasively emergency repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) using stent grafts could save more lives in some cases than traditional open surgery, new data...

December 21, 2009 – The recently introduced GORE PROPATEN Vascular Graft has integrated rings that reduce the cross-sectional profile by 24 percent as compared to externally ringed grafts, and its...