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How the GORE® VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis changed the natural history of a rapidly failing arteriovenous (AV) access circuit.


  • Severe stenosis across the elbow of a 78-year-old patient
  • A rapidly failing forearm loop graft that thrombosed three times over a 40-day period
  • The graft worked well for nearly two years before the first of the three thrombosis events

Case Takeaways

before and after data
  • Placing the GORE® VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis across the elbow extended the life of the graft without sacrificing the opportunity for an upper arm access

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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