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Product Value—GORE® ACUSEAL Vascular Graft

Clinical and economic value in dialysis access

Image of GORE ACUSEAL Vascular GraftThe GORE® ACUSEAL Vascular Graft provides economic value by reducing the overall incidence of central venous catheter (CVC) sepsis and related costs due to fewer CVC-dependent days.

By allowing earlier removal or avoidance of a CVC for hemodialysis patients, it can reduce fatal infections due to CVC complications1 and lower the costs of treating CVC sepsis by earlier removal of a CVC.1-3

Chart showing the average sepsis costs per patient


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INDICATIONS FOR USE: GORE® ACUSEAL Vascular Grafts are intended for use as a vascular prosthesis in patients requiring vascular access.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: A. DO NOT use the GORE® ACUSEAL Vascular Graft in patients with known hypersensitivity to heparin, including those patients who have had a previous incident of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) type II. B. DO NOT use GORE® ACUSEAL Vascular Grafts as a patch. If cut and used as a patch, GORE® ACUSEAL Vascular Grafts may lack adequate transverse strength.

Refer to Instructions for Use at for a complete description of all applicable indications, warnings, precautions and contraindications for the markets where this product is available. RXOnly

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* Cost savings of $3,169 per patient with avoidance of 18.5 CVC-dependent days.

  1. GORE® ACUSEAL Vascular Graft [Instructions for Use]. Flagstaff, AZ:W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc;2016.MD141588.
  2. Ravani P, Palmer SC, Oliver MJ, et al. Associations between hemodialysis access type and clinical outcomes: a systematic review. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2013;24(3):465-473.
  3. Mohr BA, Trovillion PJ, Economic value of preventing central venous catheter sepsis infections with early cannulation arteriovenous grafts (ECAVGS) compared to non-ecavgs. Presented at the ISPOR 20th Annual International Meeting; May 16-20; Philadelphia, PA. Value in Health 2015;18(3):A42.PMD26.