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  • During the study for the aortic-aneurysm treatment, a device from Aptus Endosystems Inc. known as a stent-graft, an unusually high percentage of the study ' s participants developed blood clots in their legs or in the devices, which in several cases required emergency surgery or placement of a stent, doctors involved in the study said.

    Stent-Graft Study Points to Gap in Oversight

  • The stent-graft device developed by Aptus of Sunnyvale, Calif., was designed to treat aortic aneurysms, which are bulges in the aorta, the main artery carrying blood through the abdomen to vital organs.

    Stent-Graft Study Points to Gap in Oversight

  • The Aptus stent-graft, called Aptus AAA Endovascular Repair System, appears to have some potential advantages over rival devices, including a smaller profile that allows it to more easily slide into place, according to doctors who have treated aortic- aneurysm patients.

    Stent-Graft Study Points to Gap in Oversight

  • There are now at least five FDA-approved stent-graft models on the market.

    Stent-Graft Study Points to Gap in Oversight

  • Patients tend to prefer the stent-graft process, because recovery typically takes a couple of weeks.

    Study Is Likely to Bolster Stent-Graft Use

  • Since the mid-1990s, the fabric-and-metal stent-graft has become increasingly popular, largely because this process is easier on the patient.

    Study Is Likely to Bolster Stent-Graft Use

  • Potentially lethal ruptures were more common among stent-graft patients (1.8% versus 0.5%) after four years.

    Study Is Likely to Bolster Stent-Graft Use

  • Over time, the study showed there are drawbacks with the stent-graft, despite its short-term advantages.

    Study Is Likely to Bolster Stent-Graft Use

  • This study, published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, provides complex answers that seem to favor the stent-graft in many doctors 'minds.

    Study Is Likely to Bolster Stent-Graft Use

  • New research analyzing more than 22,000 U.S. cases of aortic aneurysm repair is likely to hasten the trend toward more procedures being done with a device called a stent-graft instead of the typical surgery that requires up to eight weeks of recovery.

    Study Is Likely to Bolster Stent-Graft Use

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