In an an area not generally known for its good news, this article was featured in todays newspapers in the UK. There is no doubt that medical advances for Aortic Dissection treatment in particular the stenting and robotic surgery fields are now moving very fast..
now for the repair of Type A's without surgical intervention..??!!
Story follows below..
Cook Medical has received approval to launch a new medical device system in Europe which allows type B aortic dissections to be treated in a minimally invasive way.
The Zenith Dissection Endovascular System uses three Cook Medical devices - the Zenith Dissection bare metal stent, the Zenith TX2 TAA Endovascular Graft with Pro-Form and the Z-Trak Plus Introduction System - in conjunction.
It allows small tears to the aorta to be repaired using a "seal-and-stent" approach, encouraging false lumen stasis, thrombosis and branch vessel reperfusion, as well as avoiding the need for traumatic open repair surgery.
The system will be introduced in various medical centres around Europe in the coming months.
Phil Nowell, global leader of Cook Medical's aortic intervention division, said: "By developing a product specifically for the treatment of aortic dissection, we aim to improve the clinical outcomes for patients suffering from this condition."