Gore today announced the first clinical uses of the Gore C3 delivery system to deploy the Gore Excluder AAA endoprosthesis as a minimally invasive treatment for patients suffering from an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The Gore C3 delivery system provides surgeons and interventionalists with added deployment control with the ability to reposition the Gore Excluder device, increased confidence while treating challenging anatomies, and cannulation options with the ability to bring the contralateral gate to the contralateral guidewire.
The Gore C3 delivery system provides physicians with a proven stent graft and delivery options that they never had before. The Gore Excluder device remains virtually unchanged, maintaining the same low delivery profile and flexibility on catheter that facilitates access and passage through narrow and tortuous anatomies. Once delivered into the aorta, the Gore C3 delivery system uniquely and intuitively enables repositioning of the stent graft during the procedure. The ability to reposition the device can minimise complications that could occur were the graft to be positioned incorrectly during the initial deployment. This game-changing technology was designed to give physicians a second or third opportunity to accurately place the stent graft relative to the patient’s anatom
“We specifically selected our initial patients with short or angulated necks, or with difficult iliac anatomy, to be able to use the graft to its full extent. In the four patients treated with the Gore C3 delivery system, we repositioned the graft twice for level and for rotational orientation, to maximise the sealing zone in the aortic neck and facilitate cannulation of the contralateral limb. In the other two patients repositioning was unnecessary because either the proximal position was perfect after the initial deployment, or cannulation was immediately successful. However, having the option to reposition the Gore Excluder device enabled us to treat these challenging anatomies with added confidence during our initial deployment. Overall, the Gore C3 delivery system worked as it was designed and provided unparalleled control while remaining intuitive and easy to use.” Dr Eric Verhoeven.