The 2000th E-liac stent graft (JOTEC) in the Netherlands was implanted successfully on the 20 June, JOTEC, a fully owned subsidiary of CryoLife has announced. The endovascular implantation was performed at Zuyderland Hospital in Heerlen, Netherlands, by the vascular surgeons Dr Sikkink and Dr Bouwman.
This stent graft system is intended for the endovascular treatment of patients with aorto-iliac or stand-alone iliac aneurysms. The E-liac stent graft consists of a bifurcated graft including a main iliac limb with an additional reinforced branch for the IIA vessel. According to JOTEC, the tip to tip design with asymmetric stents provides flexibility, stability and the compression spring ensures connection of the bridging stent at the side branch.
The Zuyderland Hospital in Heerlen, Netherlands, was awarded as JOTEC Center of Excellence due to their large Experience with E-liac Stent Graft implantations.