New Stent Graft Design Improves Blood Flow

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 10 Sep 2015

A novel branching stent graft that can be deployed from the top on down could help patients suffering from thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs).

Developed by researchers at Sanford Health (Sioux Falls, SD, USA) and South Dakota State University (SD State; Brookings, SD, USA) under an exclusive patent license agreement with Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland), the TAAA Debranching Stent Graft System is comprised of a thoracic bifurcation and visceral manifold graft, which work together to facilitate endovascular stenting of the visceral vessels—the renal, celiac, and superior mesenteric arteries—while maintaining blood flow to the visceral and infrarenal segments.

Source:  HospiMedica International staff writers  

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