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Dextera Surgical’s Automated Cardiac Anastomotic Devices to Be Featured at 2017 International Coronary Congress
Several presentations at the meeting highlight the use of Dextera’s C-Port and PAS-Port Systems to help enable less invasive coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures. These include:
Abstract A07: Ps Matched Analysis of On-pump, Off-pump PAS-Port and
Anaortic CABG – A Single Center Study in 5422 Patients
Abstract A26: How to Select Proximal Anastomotic Devices and
Procedures to Avoid Perioperative Stroke in CABG
Abstract: Angiographic Outcomes with ‘Minimally Invasive’ CABG from
Around the World
Abstract: Robotic CABG: Role of Anastomotic Connectors
“It’s an exciting time in the field of cardiac surgery today,” commented
Dr. Balkhy, professor of surgery and director of robotic and minimally
invasive cardiac surgery at the
“The body of evidence supporting the use of automated anastomosis products during cardiac bypass procedure continues to grow, with diverse patient populations benefiting from these devices,” said Prof. Dr. Med. Gummert of Herz-und Diabeteszentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen in Bad Oeynhausen Germany. “I have used the PAS-Port System routinely in bypass procedures, because there is no need to clamp or manipulate the aorta during the procedure, an activity known to increase the risk of stroke.”
“We are pleased to see global leaders in cardiac surgery demonstrating
the long-term clinical results using the C-Port and PAS-Port Systems in
minimally invasive cardiac surgery in efforts to improve patient
About the C-Port® Distal Anastomosis Systems (C-Port systems)
The C-Port Anastomosis Systems are intended for use in the creation of anastomoses in blood vessels and grafts, including use in coronary artery bypass grafting procedures. The C-Port Systems – the C-Port xA System and the Flex-A® System – can be used on- or off-pump and create compliant anastomoses that expand and contract with blood flow. The C-Port Systems work on coronary arteries as small as 1.3 millimeters in internal diameter and work with grafts of various diameters and vessels with single wall thicknesses less than 0.75 millimeters. The Flex-A System allows surgeons to position the device to create a secure connection even in difficult to reach areas of the heart. The C-Port System received 510(k) clearance in 2006 and the Flex-A System in 2007.
About the PAS-Port® Proximal Anastomosis System
The PAS-Port® System is intended to create the aortic
anastomosis of aortic autologous vein grafts. The PAS-Port system is a
fully-automated device used to perform an anastomosis between a
saphenous vein and the aorta during either on- or off-pump CABG surgery.
The PAS-Port system has been used in
About Dextera Surgical
Dextera Surgical designs and manufactures proprietary stapling devices for minimally invasive surgical procedures. In the U.S., surgical staplers are routinely used in more than one million minimally invasive laparoscopic, video-assisted or robotic-assisted surgical procedures annually.
Dextera Surgical also markets the only automated anastomosis devices for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery on the market today: the C-Port® Distal Anastomosis Systems and PAS-Port® Proximal Anastomosis System. These products, sold by Dextera Surgical under the Cardica brand name, have demonstrated long-term reliable clinical performance for more than a decade.
The statements in this press release regarding the benefits patients may
obtain from the use of Dextera Surgical’s C-Port and PAS-Port Systems
are "forward-looking statements." There are several important factors
that could cause Dextera Surgical’s results to differ materially from
those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including the risks
detailed from time to time in Dextera Surgical’s reports filed with the
Dextera Surgical Inc.