April 20, 2007 15:29 ET

ORLive Presents: Endovascular Repair of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm; Procedure Will Use the GORE EXCLUDER® AAA Endoprosthesis

Live Webcast: From NYU Medical Center: May 17, 2007 at 4:00 PM EDT (20:00 UTC)

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2007 -- On May 17, 2007, at 4 pm (EDT), Mark A. Adelman, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery at NYU Medical Center will perform an endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) repair with the GORE EXCLUDER® AAA Endoprosthesis. The procedure will be moderated by Neil S. Cayne, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Endovascular Surgery, also at NYU Medical Center.

The annual mortality from abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) rupture is 15,000 patients, making it the 13th leading cause of death in the U.S. Traditional surgical treatment of AAA involves a large incision to place a synthetic graft to repair the diseased artery. This method can result in long hospital stays and painful recoveries.

The GORE EXCLUDER ® AAA Endoprosthesis is an innovative device designed to be a minimally invasive treatment option for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). It is constructed of a durable ePTFE bifurcated graft with an outer self-expanding Nitinol support structure to combine both device flexibility and material durability. The function of the endoprosthesis is to internally reline the abdominal aorta, including the bifurcation, and isolate the aneurysm from blood circulation. The device is inserted by a catheter-based delivery technique through small incisions in the patient's legs. The expected outcomes of this new treatment option include decreased procedural times and shorter hospital stays.

GORE and EXCLUDER ® are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates.

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