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Popliteal artery aneurysms

Not indicated for use in the U.S. Within approved indication in Canada.

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 PROPATEN Bioactive Surface*† 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

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* As used by Gore, PROPATEN Bioactive Surface refers to Gore's proprietary CBAS® Heparin Surface.

† Also referred to as the GORE® VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis with Heparin Bioactive Surface in some regions.

  1. Golchehr B, Zeebregts CJ, Reijnen MMPJ, Tielliu IFJ. Long-term outcome of endovascular popliteal artery aneurysm repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2018; 67(6): 1797-1804
  2. Antonello M, Frigatti P, Battocchio P, et al. Endovascular treatment of asymptomatic popliteal aneurysm: 8-year concurrent comparison with open repair. Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2007;48(3):267-274.
  3. Curi MA, Geraghty PJ, Merino OA, et al. Mid-term outcomes of endovascular popliteal artery aneurysm repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2007;45(3):505-510.
  4. Ghotbi R, Sotiriou A, Schönhofer S, Zikos D, Schips K, Westermeier W. Stent-graft placement in popliteal artery aneurysms: midterm results. Vascular Disease Management 2007;4(4):123-127.
  5. Rajasinghe HA, Tzilinis A, Keller T, Schafer J, Urrea S. Endovascular exclusion of popliteal artery aneurysms with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene stent-grafts: early results. Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 2007;40(6):460-466.
  6. Tielliu IFJ, Verhoeven ELG, Zeebregts CJ, Prins PR, Bos WTGJ, van den Dungen JJAM. Endovascular treatment of popliteal artery aneurysms: is the technique a valid alternative to open surgery? Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2007;48(3):275-279
  7. Wain RA, Hines G. A contemporary review of popliteal artery aneurysms. Cardiology in Review 2007;15(2):102-107.

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