This is a minimally invasive repair technique traditionally used in cardiology and now being used to treat vascular disease, including thoracic abdominal aneurysms.
This technique has since gained worldwide acceptance, with high success rates reported in trials in Asia. In the U.S., one device is approved by the FDA and competing devices are undergoing clinical trials.
Where Are They Now
This minimally invasive repair technique traditionally used in cardiology is now being used to treat vascular disease, including thoracic abdominal aneurysms. Multiple studies have demonstrated the satisfactory performance of endografting for treatment of atherosclerotic vascular disease in a variety of clinical settings.
Endografting has become an accepted and important therapy for the emergency and elective treatment of diseases of the aorta and peripheral vasculature. Now as an established treatment, advances are being made in the equipment used for endografts, including more efficient delivery systems and drug-eluting or bioabsorbable stents.