In the company’s press release, Thomas Vesely, MD, who is an interventional radiologist at the Vascular Access Center in Frontenac Grove, Missouri, commented, “I have confidence in the Gore Viabahn endoprosthesis. The device can be precisely deployed, and its flexibility allows placement across the elbow and other challenging venous anastomotic locations. I can rapidly and accurately deploy a Gore Viabahn device in an emergent situation, and it will provide effective treatment for stenosis at the venous anastomosis of arteriovenous access grafts. The investigational device exemption approval study showed that the Gore Viabahn device provides longer primary patency when compared to repeated angioplasty for these lesions. For these reasons, the Gore Viabahn endoprosthesis is an indispensable device in my endovascular toolbox.”
"With the development of endovascular prostheses to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms in the mid 1990's, a concomitant effort to adapt this technology to the treatment of thoracic aneurysms has demonstrated promising preliminary results with a decrease in both major morbidity and mortality being noted in many patients," he says.
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White and his team are a part of a nationwide referral network that has also implanted endovascular prostheses into approximately 600 patients diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysms, the 13th leading cause of death in the United States.