Medtronic has announced today the U.S. launch of the company’s Talent Abdominal Stent Graft, a slick new endovascular device, where “slick” means hydrophilic, thanks to an innovative Xcelerant Hydro Delivery System, a specially coated deployment device that is supposed to make endovascular AAA repairs a bit easier . This is not an unexpected news, as it is essentially a replay of Medtronic’s recent launch of the similar system for thoracic aortic aneurysms.
The Xcelerant Hydro Delivery System features a hydrophilic coating which attracts and holds water at the device surface to reduce friction. The coating is designed to aid navigation through the femoral and iliac arteries en route to the aorta.
“The combination of the Xcelerant Hydro Delivery System and the Talent Abdominal Stent Graft represents another major step forward for the treatment of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms,” said Dr. Manish Mehta of Albany Medical College and Albany Medical Center Hospital in New York. “The hydrophilic coating takes deliverability to a new level and gives endovascular interventionalists like me greater control over the deployment of this excellent stent graft, which has no equal in terms of sizes and profile. Taken together, these technologies simplify the procedure and enhance patient care – a powerful combination indeed.”
“The Xcelerant Hydro Delivery System again demonstrates Medtronic’s innovation in the field of EVAR,” said Tony Semedo, vice president and general manager of Endovascular Innovations at Medtronic. “The launch of the Talent stent grafts earlier this year made EVAR available to significantly more patients than possible with earlier technologies. Now, by introducing the Talent Abdominal Stent Graft on the Xcelerant Hydro Delivery System in the United States, we have enhanced navigation. All of these innovations benefit physicians and patients alike.”
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