CX 2019: VBX set to be a “game-changer” for treating complex aortic aneurysms


𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙫𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙤 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙀𝙪𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮.

Giovanni Torsello (Münster, Germany) and Mauro Gargiulo (Bologna, Italy) discuss the “very high” morbidity and mortality caused by open surgery when treating complex aortic aneurysms. This is why, they say, the use of fenestrated and branched grafts is a valuable alternative treatment.

Torsello talks about the complications often found with many bridging stents due to the fact they have a multitude of “stress components”. The Gore Viabahn VBX balloon expandable endoprosthesis, according to Torsello is a “game changer” when used as a bridging stent in the treatment of complex aortic aneurysms. It is the “best choice for this type of repair” because it allows stents to be “customised to the needs of the patient”, he says.

Gargiulo, meanwhile, provides the latest update from the EXPAND registry which will release “important information” at the end of the year on the use of VBX in different fields of vascular disease. He believes the flexibility of the VBX stent graft can help improve patency results and will be “very important” not only for vascular surgeons but for other specialities like interventional cardiologists.

This video is sponsored by W L Gore.

Filmed onsite at the Charing Cross Symposium (15–18 April 2019, London, UK).



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