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Product Value—GORE® PROPATEN® Vascular Graft

Measurable value for lower cost of care

Image of GORE PROPATEN Vascular GraftGORE® PROPATEN® Vascular Graft for lower extremity revascularization is specifically designed to reduce the risk of acute graft thrombotic failure. It has a decade of strong performance with improving outcomes and reducing interventions, helping to deliver both proven clinical and economic value for patients and hospitals. 

Proven Patency

By substantially reducing acute graft thrombosis within hours after implantation, the CBAS Heparin Surface on the GORE® PROPATEN® Vascular Graft provides clinical benefits that standard ePTFE grafts do not.1

Fewer occlusions
Improved patient outcomes

GORE® PROPATEN® Vascular Graft provides measurable value for lower cost of care

Chart comparing the average cumulative treatment cost per patient years 1 to 3 post index below-knee bypass

Includes data for graft purchase cost, graft reinterventions,* redo bypasses, amputation procedures, amputation rehabilitation and care.

Chart showing 38% decrease in average costs
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INDICATIONS FOR USE: GORE® PROPATEN® Vascular Grafts are intended for use as vascular prostheses for replacement or bypass of diseased vessels in patients suffering occlusive or aneurysmal diseases, in trauma patients requiring vascular replacement, for dialysis access, or for other vascular procedures.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: A. DO NOT use the GORE® PROPATEN® Vascular Graft in patients with known hypersensitivity to heparin, including those patients who have had a previous incidence of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) type II. B. DO NOT use any configuration of GORE® PROPATEN® Vascular Grafts with Removable Rings, Non-Removable Rings or Integrated Rings for coronary artery bypass or cerebral reconstruction procedures. C. DO NOT use GORE® PROPATEN® Vascular Grafts as a patch. If cut and used as a patch, GORE® PROPATEN® 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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* Procedures for restoring flow in stenosed or occluded graft.
Replacing the graft with new graft.
Based on the 3-year published clinical performance and economic model.

  1. Biran R, Pond D. Heparin coatings for improving blood compatibility of medical devices. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews  2017;112:12-23.
  2. Lindholt JS, Gottschalksen B, Johannesen N, et al. The Scandinavian PROPATEN® Trial – 1-year patency of PTFE vascular prostheses with heparin-bonded luminal surfaces compared to ordinary pure PTFE vascular prostheses – a randomized clinical controlled multi-centre trial. European Journal of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery 2011;41(5):668-673.
  3. GORE® PROPATEN® Vascular Graft. W. L. Gore & Associates Web site. Accessed May 15, 2019.