WNBC reports about a new endovascular aneurysm device developed at The Cleveland Clinic:
It’s a complex problem that until now has been fixed with a risky surgery involving a long recovery.
“You really want to design these devices so they conform to the patient, so they’re flexible,” said Dr. Roy Greenberg, talking about the stents used to open up the vulnerable arteries.
But now researchers at The Cleveland Clinic have developed new technology that, for the first time, uses minimally-invasive surgery to treat multiple aneurysms in the midsection of the body.
Small flexible implants that act as sleeves are put inside the arteries and connected. The blood re-routes through these sleeves, which helps shrink the aneurysms. By connecting these sleeves, doctors can treat aneurysms in several different arteries-something they couldn’t do before.
“I would estimate that about 90 to 95 percent of patients with aneurysms are candidates for this less-invasive therapy,” said Greenberg, of The Cleveland Clinic.
A search of the Cleveland Clinic website returns nothing. Any ideas out there about the device? Any pics of it on the internet yet?