Vela proximal endograft system launched in USA

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Endologix has announced the US launch of its new Vela proximal endograft system, a clinical solution for endovascular repair in a broad range of aortic neck anatomies. A press release from the company says the Vela system is specifically designed for the treatment of proximal aortic neck anatomies during an endovascular aneurysm repair procedure using the Endologix AFX endovascular AAA System. 

One of the first Vela procedures in the USA was performed by Julio Rodriguez, a vascular surgeon at the Arizona Heart Institute. “The Vela delivery system is very intuitive and the endograft has excellent visibility. Our early experience has been very positive and we are planning to use the VELA Proximal Endograft in a live EVAR procedure on February 12, 2014 at the International Congress on Endovascular Interventions meeting in Phoenix, Arizona,” Rodriguez said.

John McDermott, chairman and CEO of Endologix said: “Vela’s new delivery system and unique circumferential graft line marker provide physicians with enhanced visibility and greater control over the implant procedure. We believe these enhancements lead to better precision and predictability of graft placement when coupled with our proprietary ActiveSeal technology. These features make Vela an attractive clinical solution for endovascular repair in a broad range of aortic neck anatomies.”