Gore has announced the availability of a new 7.5cm length of the Viabahn endoprosthesis with heparin bioactive surface. The Viabahn endoprosthesis is now available in six lengths: 2.5cm, 5cm, 7.5cm, 10cm, 15cm and 25cm.
A company press release says that Viabahn endoprosthesis is the lowest profile, most flexible, self-expanding stent-graft available. In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration granted indication for the Viabahn endoprosthesis to treat stenosis or thrombotic occlusion at the venous anastomosis of synthetic arteriovenous access grafts. The flexibility of the device allows placement across the elbow and other challenging venous anastomotic locations.
“Selecting the right length device is an important part of getting good outcomes for dialysis access patients. Until now, some cases required choosing between stacking two devices or unnecessarily covering healthy tissue,” said John Ross, Dialysis Access Institute, Orangeburg Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, USA. “The new 7.5cm length Viabahn improves the ability to land the device with the most accuracy.”