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Sutureless anastomotic devices for vascular surgery

Abstract

Over the past ten years, vascular surgeons have witnessed very few changes in their domain, with the exception of the endovascular treatment of some vascular diseases, probably because they are traditionally conservative adopters of new technologies. However, they are now more receptive than ever to any new devices and procedures that can potentially facilitate their everyday work and increase patients’ benefits. The introduction of minimally invasive techniques for major vascular reconstructions is a potential solution that could both save the vascular surgeon’s core activity and reduce patient trauma. In this context, the medical industry can consistently help the surgeon in dealing with vascular reconstructions that are more and more complex due to the aging population and the increasing number of patients’ comorbidity. Performing standard suture techniques for vascular anastomosis construction by endoscopic means, requires tremendous surgical ability, has a very long learning curb and it is a time consuming procedure. Furthermore, it is a matter of fact that when the surgical procedure becomes very technically demanding the surgical risk increases as well. Therefore, to make the endoscopic approach widely accepted, surgeons need an alternative way to construct vascular bypass in order to reduce the technical demand and speed up the procedure. It is mandatory that the clinical outcome remain the same if not improve.

Keywords

Patency Rate Vascular Reconstruction Vascular Anastomosis PTFE Graft Vascular Join 
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