There was moderate atherosclerosis in the arch of the aorta, but this was not complicated by a penetrating ulcer
, aneurysmal dilatation, or pseudoaneurysm formation.
6,7) Thoracic intramural hematoma, penetrating ulcer and aortic dissection share clinical symptoms and patterns of progression, and are therefore collectively referred to as acute aortic syndrome (AAS) by some authors.
Intramural Hematoma, Penetrating Ulcers and Acute Aortic Syndrome
Penetrating ulcers develop when atherosclerotic lesions enter the elastic lamina in the aortic wall's media.
Thoracic Endovascular Stent Graft System (Thoraflex[TM]) in the treatment of aneurysm or penetrating ulcer
of the descending thoracic aorta.
It's an updated version of the FDA-approved Valiant Captivia thoracic stent graft, a minimally invasive device that treats aneurysms, penetrating ulcers
and related conditions of the descending thoracic aorta.
Aortic pathologies such as aneurysms, arterial penetrating ulcers
, intramural hematomas and dissections are potentially life-threatening since the aorta is the major artery that allows blood to leave the heart.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for endovascular repair of aneurysms and penetrating ulcers
of the descending thoracic aorta in patients with a non-aneurysmal aortic diameter in the range of 18-42 mm and non-aneurysmal aortic proximal and distal neck lengths 20 mm.
The Valiant Thoracic Stent Graft System is indicated for the endovascular repair of fusiform aneurysms, saccular aneurysms and penetrating ulcers
of the descending thoracic aorta in patients having appropriate anatomy, including: iliac or femoral access vessel morphology that is compatible with vascular access techniques, devices, and/or accessories, non-aneurysmal aortic diameter in the range of 18-42 mm and non-aneurysmal aortic proximal and distal neck lengths 20 mm.
25% More Patients with Aneurysms and Penetrating Ulcers
of Thoracic Aorta Now Have Access to Life-Saving Therapy that Avoids Open Surgery
Thoracic stent grafts are used for the minimally invasive repair of the thoracic aorta - the body's largest artery - for several disease states, including aneurysms, penetrating ulcers
, acute or chronic dissections, and contained or traumatic ruptures.