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.

News | Stent Grafts | August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016 — Endologix Inc. announced the first two patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) have been...
News | Genetic Testing | July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 — A new study has identified a genetic error that weakens the aorta, placing patients with this and...
Beaumont Hospital, Michigan, endovascular aortic repair, EVAR, conscious sedation
News | Endovascular Aortic Repair | July 08, 2016
July 8, 2016 — Kirk Schoenherr, 56, of Clinton Township, Mich., recently became just the second patient at Beaumont...
bioabsorbable vascular graft, children, feasibility study, Bakoulev Center Moscow, AATS 2016 meeting

Image courtesy of Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery

News | Stent Grafts | May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016 — Bioabsorbable heart valves or blood vessels are designed to harness the body’s innate healing process,...
Gore Medical, Excluder Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis, FDA approval

Image courtesy of Gore Medical

Technology | Stent Grafts | March 07, 2016
March 7, 2016 — At the Houston Aortic Symposium, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) announced the U.S. Food and...
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...
Cath lab, cath lab management with multiple speciality users, EP, cardiology, IR, endovascular procedures
Feature | Cardiovascular Business | May 13, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Most community hospitals with cardiac catheterization labs share these facilities with multiple, non-interventional...
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...