Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair with the GORE EXCLUDER® Bifurcated Endoprosthesis

A minimally invasive treatment option for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA).

First Seen Live Webcast: Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 4 pm CT, 5 pm ET, (21:00 UTC) Non CME

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Oklahoma Heart Hospital

On June 22, 2005, at 4 p.m.(CT) Jim Melton, D.O., of Oklahoma Cardiovascular Associates, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, performed an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair with the GORE EXCLUDER® Bifurcated Endoprosthesis. The procedure was performed at Oklahoma Heart Hospital and moderated by Lenny Stubbs, M.D.

Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Repair

The annual mortality from abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture is 15,000 patients, making it the 13th leading cause of death in the US. Traditional surgical treatment of AAA involves a large incision to place a synthetic graft to repair the diseased artery. This method can result in long hospital stays and painful recoveries.

Oklahoma Heart Hospital

Gore's EXCLUDER® Bifurcated Endoprosthesis is an innovative device designed to be a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). It is constructed of a durable ePTFE bifurcated graft with an outer self-expanding Nitinol support structure to combine both device flexibility and material durability. The function of the endoprosthesis is to internally reline the abdominal aorta, including the bifurcation, and isolate the aneurysm from blood circulation. The device is inserted by a catheter-based delivery technique through small incisions in the patient's legs. The expected outcomes of this new treatment option include decreased procedural times and shorter hospital stays.

GORE and EXCLUDER® are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates. © 2005 W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. AJ0151-EN1

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