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Challenge:
Minimizing blood loss during insertion of endovascular devices


Choice:
GORE® DrySeal Sheath with Hydrophilic Coating

While endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) and thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA) has proven to be a successful alternative to open surgical repair, physicians continue to seek improvements to the procedures.

The GORE® DrySeal Sheath with hydrophilic coating is engineered to increase sheath lubricity and minimize coating particulation, allowing for easier insertion and removal during endovascular repair procedures. It is comprised of an introducer sheath with a GORE® DrySeal Sheath valve attached, a dilator, and a 2.5 ml valve inflation syringe.

The GORE® DrySeal Sheath valve is unique in that it is pressurized to create a seal, thereby minimizing blood loss while accommodating multiple wires and catheters. No intraprocedural manipulation is necessary to maintain hemostasis.

The device is available in profiles from 12 to 26 Fr in Fr increments, and has a working length of 28 cm.