Product availability subject to local regulatory approval.
Delivery system designed for intuitive and accurate deployment2,3
Earlier patient re-warming, reduced myocardial ischaemia, lower body ischaemia and operating times1,3,4
One-stage operation for the patient1,2
For the Frozen Elephant Trunk Technique
The Thoraflex™ Hybrid device allows a one stage procedure— it adds to the Frozen Elephant Trunk (FET) technique for treating aortic arch and descending aortic disease, while increasing the choice for the surgeon in the treatment of complex and diverse aortic arch pathology.5
* In comparison to earlier versions of ThoraflexTM Hybrid
For safer anastomosis
The device is fully gelatin sealed and comprises a woven polyester proximal Gelweave™ Siena arch graft pre-sewn to a distal stent. This ensures easier and safer anastomosis of the prosthesis to the aorta reducing the haemodynamic traction on the anastomosis2
The new and expanded range of Thoraflex™ Hybrid includes both Plexus and Ante-Flo™ designs and smaller stent diameter sizes of 24 and 26mm4
Thoraflex™ Hybrid used for the FET technique has been shown to allow earlier patient re-warming, reduced myocardial ischaemia, lower body ischaemia and operating times1-3
Implantation of the Thoraflex™ Hybrid device resulted in excellent outcomes and beneficial aortic remodelling during follow up6.
Some of the clinical papers are listed below and are available on request
The Thoraflex™ Hybrid frozen elephant trunk device: The Bologna experience.
Di Marco L et al.
J Vasc Endovasc Surg, 2014; 21(3), 117-23
Multibranched hybrid device for frozen elephant trunk: what does it change?
Ruggieri VG et al.
Thoracic & Cardiovasc Surg, July 2015; 15(1), 253-255
Frozen elephant trunk with Thoraflex™ Hybrid prosthesis: early results of the prospective THORA-FET registry.
Maselli D et al.
AATS Aortic Symposium, May 2016, NY, USA
Clinical evaluation report for Thoraflex™ Hybrid device design dossier 019
Issue 4, Feb 2016
Total aortic arch replacement with a novel four-branched frozen elephant trunk graft: first-in-man results
Shrestha M et al.
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surg, 2013;43, 406–410
Total aortic arch replacement with a novel 4-branched frozen elephant trunk prosthesis: single-centre results of the first 100 patients.
Shrestha M et al.
J Thoracic and Cardiovasc Surg, July 2016; 152(1), 148-159