Endovascular Aneurism Repair
Endovascular aneurysm repair, is a type of endovascular surgery used to treat pathology of the aorta, most commonly an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). When used to treat thoracic aortic disease, the procedure is then specifically termed TEVAR for "thoracic endovascular aortic/aneurysm repair." The procedure involves the placement of an expandable stent graft within the aorta to treat aortic disease without operating directly on the aorta. The placement of the graft needs to leave the renal and iliac arteries open. In 2003, EVAR surpassed open aortic surgery as the most common technique for repair of AAA, and in 2010, EVAR accounted for 78% of all intact AAA repair in the United States.
How it works
Medyria develops a sensor-based plug and play System TrackCath System (TCS) designed for X-ray and C-dye free minimal invasive endovascular procedure. TCS is designed to provide operators with relevant information in real time related to catheter positioning in the aortic vasculature.
The proprietary sensing technology measures the blood flow velocity changes and processes the data.This measurement is designed to help identify the correct target position.The TCS is designed to support the physician when positioning the catheter at the landing zone.
The TrackCath System is designed to be fully compatible with standards tools and instrumentation used in the operation room or catheter-lab. Its functioning is designed to be intuitive to the physician.
The trackcath system
The sensor embedded shaft is designed to measure blood flow velocity changes, in real time and accurately, irrespective of the position of the TC catheter within the lumen.
The TrackCath Catheter is a disposable device, available in different sizes and shapes.
It can be used as a guiding (guidewire positioning) and as a diagnostic catheter.
The TrackCath Catheter is compatible with 4-French catheter sizing
The Flow Measurement Unit (FMU)
The TrackCath Catheter is operated by the Flow Measurement Unit (FMU).
The FMU system is based on hot-wire anemometry technology.
The FMU can be clamped on the operating table away from the TrackCath Monitor
The TrackCath Monitor (TCM) is a flat screen. The interface TCM is designed to be user-friendly, simple and intuitive to operators.
The connected TrackCath Catheter is automatically detected by the TCM.
TCM live measurement values are designed to guide the operator to the target position with high accuracy level.
The TCM is a stand-alone device, designed to fit
into the operating room.