Endologix has shared in a press release that the first patients underwent percutaneous transmural arterial bypass (PTAB) using the Detour system since Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the system was granted.
PTAB with the Detour system treats complex peripheral arterial disease (PAD), enabling physicians to bypass lesions in the superficial femoral artery by using stents routed through the femoral vein to restore blood flow to the leg. This approach is effective for patients with long lesions (20–46cm in length), those that have already undergone failed endovascular procedures, or those that may be suboptimal candidates for open surgical bypass, the company states.
For the rollout, Endologix collaborated with two healthcare systems known for clinical excellence. PTAB using the Detour system was first performed at Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute and at Salinas Valley Health Medical Center.