GORE® DrySeal Sheath Aids Endovascular Device Insertion And Minimises Blood Loss

In short

W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) has introduced GORE® DrySeal Sheath with hydrophilic coating in Europe. The company says the sheath is designed to increase sheath lubricity, allowing for easier insertion into and removal from blood vessels during endovascular repair procedures.

Background

The GORE DrySeal Sheath is comprised of the innovative haemostatic GORE DrySeal Sheath valve attached to the introducer sheath. The company says the device is truly unique in that it is pressurised to create a seal, thereby minimizing blood loss and accommodating multiple wires and catheters simultaneously. The valve consists of a silicone outer tube and an inner film tube that create an effective haemostatic seal that easily adapts to the profiles of the inserted devices.

Gore received CE Mark approval for the GORE DrySeal Sheath in April 2010. The device is used in conjunction with the GORE® EXCLUDER® AAA Endoprosthesis to aid in the minimally invasive treatment of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). It is also used with the Conformable GORE® TAG® Thoracic Endoprosthesis in patients with isolated lesions of the Descending Thoracic Aorta (DTA).

Physician comments

“Adding hydrophilic coating to this Gore device provides physicians with more control when performing endovascular repair,” said Thomas Larzon, MD, Head of Vascular Surgery,Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden. “This advantage greatly benefits patients as it helps minimize unnecessary blood loss when inserting endovascular devices.”

Company comments 

Gore Aortic Business Leader Ryan Takeuchi added, “Gore strives to deliver physicians with superior performance through quality of design, which is evident in the product enhancement introduced today.”

Source: W.L.Gore & Associates, Inc