The ideal debranching graft approach1 that creates a long, stable and durable landing zone2,3

The unique design elements of the GelweaveTM Lupiae graft facilitate the hybrid debranching repair of thoracic aortic dissections and aneurysms.

Debranching graft design - facilitates the creation of a suitable landing zone2,3

Radiopaque markers facilitate 2nd stage endovascular repair3

GelweaveTM technology with excellent handling4

Key features of GelweaveTM Lupiae

Branch allows anastomosis of supra-renal vessels1,5

The product design enables the treatment of Type I aortic dissection3, supra-renal1, thoracoabdominal and aortic arch aneurysm5

Radiopaque markers facilitate 2nd stage endovascular repair3

A radiopaque marker immediately after the origin of the “bovine-like-trunk” enables correct deployment of the endovascular stent graft during the second stage3

Introduction of a thoracic stent delivery system as part of a 2nd stage thoracic stent completion

The product branch design2,3 and GelweaveTM Lupiae technique creates a long, stable and durable landing in zone zero3 minimising the risk of Type 1 endoleak2

Please note: Thoracic stents are not supplied with the GelweaveTM Lupiae graft.

Ante-Flo side branch

Enables earlier patient re-warming6

Enables antegrade perfusion7, reduced cardiopulmonary bypass and circulatory arrest times2, and arch vessel reconstruction7

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A radiopaque marker immediately after the origin of the “bovine-like-trunk” enables correct deployment of the endovascular stent graft during the second stage.

Dr Giampiero Esposito, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, Italy

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Instructions for Use

The standard Polyester IFU is supplied with all Gelweave™ devices. Additional supplementary IFUs are provided based on the individual design of the Gelweave™ device.

References

  1. Esposito G. Use of a New Multibranched Dacron Prosthesis (Lupiae) in the Surgical First
    Stage. Presented at The Italian Society for Cardiac Surgery, 8-11 Nov 2008, Rome, Italy.
  2. Marullo AGM et al. Hybrid Aortic Arch Debranching with Staged Endovascular
    Completion in DeBakey Type I Aortic Dissection. Ann Thorac Surg 2010, 90:1847-53.
  3. Esposito G et al. Mid-term Results of the Lupiae Technique in Patients with De Bakey
    Type I Acute Aortic Dissection. Eur J Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 2012, 1-7.
  4. Data on file at Vascutek Ltd.
  5. Esposito G et al. Hybrid Repair of Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms
    (Mega Aortic Syndrome) with Lupiae Technique. Innovations, Vol 6, No.6, Nov/Dec 2011.
  6. Ehrlich et al. Operative Management of Aortic Arch Aneurysms using Profound
    Hypothermia and Circulatory Arrest. Int Congress Thoracic Thoracoabdominal Aortic
    Aneurysm 12-14 June 1994:23-26.
  7. Esposito G et al. Hybrid Repair of Type A Acute Aortic Dissections with the Lupiae
    Technique: Ten-year results. J Thoracic and Cardiovasc Surg 2015, Vol 149, No. 2S.

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