WL Gore has announced the Australia and New Zealand launch of an expanded treatment range, including lower profile components for the Gore Excluder AAA Endoprosthesis used to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms.
The 31mm trunk-ipsilateral component and 32mm aortic extender will be used with an 18Fr and 17Fr Gore DrySeal Sheath respectively, reduced from 20Fr. For the contralateral legs, the reduced profile sizes allow the 12–20mm contralateral leg component to be used with a 12Fr DrySeal Sheath, the 23mm to be used with a 14Fr introducer sheath, and the 27mm to be used with a 15Fr introducer sheath. In addition, a new large diameter 35mm trunk-ipsilateral leg and 36mm aortic extender components will treat 30–32mm vessel treatment range which expands overall treatment range to 19–32mm. The 35mm trunk-ipsilateral component and 36mm aortic extender will be used with an 18Fr Gore DrySeal Sheath.
No changes have been made to the Gore Excluder device—instead, Gore has implemented an innovative process using ePTFE materials to constrain the device onto the catheter. The lowering of the device profile exemplifies Gore’s commitment to improving patient safety while maintaining ease-of-use for the delivery of the Gore Excluder device.
“The availability of the expanded treatment range of the Gore Excluder device, in addition to the reduced profile components, provides physicians with a proven and durable option to better treat a broader range of patients diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysms,” said Stefan Ponosh, a vascular surgeon at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Western Australia. “Reducing the profile of these devices allows more patients to benefit from minimally invasive access approaches to endovascular aortic repair.”