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Popliteal artery aneurysms

Endovascular treatment of popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) is associated with reduced operative time, perioperative morbidity, hospital stay, and recovery time compared to open surgery.1-7

The GORE® VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis is an established PAA treatment option associated with short and mid-term clinical results that are comparable to surgical bypass. 2-7 

Proven patency

  • Two to six year primary patency in PAA of 70 – 86% which is comparable to those reported for surgical bypass at five years (69 – 88%)2-7

Demonstrated durability

  • 10-year primary, primary assisted, and secondary patency rates in PAA of 51%, 57%, and 60%, respectively1

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.

Barry S. Weinstock, MD, Orlando, Florida

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