What is a Viabahn stent graft?
An ePTFE-covered stent-graft (Viabahn) is inert with a very small pore size that does not allow for significant tissue in-growth. Use of a Viabahn stent-graft may improve the patency rate in the treatment of in-stent restenosis.
What is Viabahn stent made of?
The GORE® VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis is constructed with a durable, reinforced, biocompatible, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) liner attached to an external nitinol stent structure.
Is the Viabahn stent drug eluting?
The “sandwich” technique implemented is a novel modified angioplasty technique that combines heparin-bonded (Viabahn) stents with drug-eluting stents (Zilver PTX) deployed during arterial recanalisation.
What kind of stent is a Viabahn stent?
The GORE VIABAHN Endoprosthesis is the lowest profile, most flexible, self-expanding stent-graft available. It is the only stent-graft to receive approval for the SFA (de novo, restenotic, and in-stent restenotic disease), iliac artery, and arteriovenous access revision.
What is Viabahn used for?
The GORE® VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis is indicated for improving blood flow in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease in superficial femoral artery in-stent restenotic lesions up to 270 mm in length with reference vessel diameters ranging from 4.0 – 6.5 mm.
What type of stent is a Viabahn stent?
Designed to expand to every demand, the GORE® VIABAHN® VBX Balloon Expandable Endoprosthesis (VBX Stent Graft) offers proven procedural success and long-term outcomes through flexibility, strength and accuracy to treat aortoiliac occlusive disease.
Are Viabahn stents covered?
Covered stents offer promising advantages over bare metal. The GORE® VIABAHN® Device family† is at the forefront of this next generation of care.
Is the Gore Viabahn stent MRI safe?
No clinical events related to heating effects of GORE® VIABAHN® Endoprostheses with Heparin Bioactive Surface in the MRI environment have been reported.
Are Viabahn stents MRI compatible?
What is Gore Viabahn endoprosthesis?
The GORE® VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis with PROPATEN Bioactive Surface is a flexible, self-expanding endoluminal prosthesis for endovascular grafting of peripheral arteries.