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Treatment of a large popliteal aneurysm

Case Takeaways

The new, low-profile 0.018" compatible GORE® VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis with PROPATEN Bioactive Surface* is ideal for treatment of popliteal aneurysms. The use of the 0.018" wire and the lower profile GORE® VIABAHN® Delivery System minimized the risk of distal embolization of thrombus within the aneurysm. Further, the lower profile system allowed the procedure to be performed through a 7 Fr contralateral sheath rather than an 8 Fr sheath which would have been required for both the 7 mm and 8 mm 0.035" – compatible GORE® VIABAHN® Devices. The new, low profile GORE® VIABAHN® Delivery System not only minimized the chances of distal embolization, it also reduced the risk of access site bleeding complications by allowing use of a smaller introducer sheath. The GORE® VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis with PROPATEN Bioactive Surface* is an excellent alternative to surgical repair of popliteal aneurysms and offers lower morbidity as well as a shorter length of stay.

The outcomes and observations reported are based on individual case experience and the patients treated. The steps described here may not be complete, and are not intended to be a replacement for the Instructions for Use or the education, training and professional judgment of Healthcare Providers. Healthcare Providers remain solely responsible for making decisions about patient care and the use of medical technologies.

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*PROPATEN Bioactive Surface is synonymous with the CBAS Heparin Surface.

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