New treatment of iliac artery disease: focus on the Absolute Pro® Vascular Self-Expanding Stent System
Lindsay Gates, Jeffrey Indes
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Abstract: Management of iliac artery disease has evolved over the years, from a surgical-only approach to a primarily endovascular-only approach as the first line treatment option. This has been continuously improved upon with the advent of new devices and applied technologies. Most recently in particular, the literature has shown good, reliable outcomes with the use of self-expandable stents in iliac artery atherosclerotic lesions. Nevertheless, no device is without its limitations, and the Absolute Pro® Vascular Self-Expanding Stent System was designed with the intent of overcoming some of the shortcomings of other available stents while maintaining acceptable postprocedural outcomes. Based on preliminary industry-acquired data, it has achieved these goals and appears to be an emergent competitor for the treatment of both focal and complex iliac artery lesions.
Keywords: Absolute-Pro®, iliac stent, self-expanding stents, atherosclerotic disease
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