Endovascular Aortic Repair

Endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) in a transcatheter method to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (TEVAR). The procedure usually involves placement of self-expanding,covered stent grafts to close off the aneurysm and prevent further aortic leaks. This can be used instead of open vascular surgery. EVAR today accounts for the majority of aortic aneurysm repairs compared to surgery.

Gore, Viabahn Endoprosthesis with heparin bioactive surface, new 7.5 cm length
Technology | Stent Grafts | March 04, 2016
March 4, 2016 — W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced the availability of a new 7.5 cm length of the Gore...
Cook Medical Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft, first U.S. patient, Cleveland Clinic
News | Stent Grafts | January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016 — In November, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Cook Medical’s Zenith Alpha...
vessel assist, CTO fusion imaging

An example of Vessel Assist used to create vessel centerlines through a CTO to help guide revascularization in the cath lab.

Technology | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015 — As the field of interventional medicine grows, so do the challenges for clinicians to plan, guide...
Cook Medical, FDA approval, Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft

Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft image courtesy of Cook Medical

News | Stent Grafts | September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015 —Cook Medical has received premarket approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...
Stent graft, computational fluid dynamics, CFD, stent engineering

In this vector velocity model, brighter colors indicate blood flow acceleration as it passes through a bifurcation. Computation fluid dynamic modeling provides insight on blood flow through and near the walls of the stent graft. Image courtesy of Sanford Health

News | Cath Lab | August 27, 2015
August 27, 2015 — The use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling has been used for years to better engineer...
Lombard Medical, acquires, Altura Medical, AAA, endovascular aneurysm repair, EVAR, endovascular stent graft
News | Stent Grafts | August 19, 2015
August 19, 2015 — Lombard Medical Inc. a medical device company focused on endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of...
Medtronic, Endurant Evo AAA, stent graft system, first European cases
News | Stent Grafts | August 13, 2015
August 13, 2015 — Medtronic plc announced that the first two European patient cases with the Endurant Evo AAA stent...
Aptus Endosystems, Medtronic, acquisition, Heli-FX, Thoracic EndoAnchor, EVAR

Heli-FX image courtesy of Aptus Endosystems

News | Endovascular Aortic Repair | July 02, 2015
July 2, 2015 - Medtronic plc announced it has acquired the assets of Aptus Endosystems Inc., a privately held medical...
Children's Hospital of Michigan, Ariana Smith, aortic aneurysm, 3-D printing
Feature | April 02, 2015
April 2, 2015 — Seventeen-year-old Ariana Smith recently became the first patient at the Children's Hospital of...
St. Vincent Heart Center, Nellix EVAS, Indiana, aneurysm repair, stent graft

Image courtesy of Endologix Inc.

News | March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015 — St.Vincent Heart Center is first in Indiana and second in the nation to participate in a clinical...
ISET, aneurysms, blood flow, software, flow diverter, FFR catheters
News | February 05, 2015
February 5, 2015 — A new computer program allows doctors to assess blood flow as they are using flow-diverter devices...
Gore Medical, Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis, CE Mark, stent grafts
News | January 09, 2015
January 9, 2015 — W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. announced that the Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis has received CE Mark...
Vital Images Inc., AAA, fenestrated stents, endovascular stent planning, Vitrea

Image courtesy of Vital Images Inc.

Technology | December 23, 2014
December 23, 2014 — Vital Images Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...
Endurant IIs, stent graft system, abdominal aortic aneurysm, AAA

Photo courtesy of Medtronic Inc.

Technology | December 10, 2014
December 10, 2014 — Medtronic Inc. announced the launch in Europe and the United States of the Endurant IIs AAA stent...
Oxford clinical study, American Heart Association, abdominal aortic aneurism

Photo courtesy of Portable Networks Graphics

News | November 20, 2014
November 20, 2014 — Oxford University researchers presented data that reveal the extent to which smoking causes silent...