Endovascular grafting is a minimally invasive method to treat an aortic aneurysm. Instead of an open aneurysm repair in which your chest and...
Endurant II AAA Stent-Graft
The Endurant II AAA stent graft (Medtronic) is a stent-graft composed with highly elastic nitinol stents with a high-density polyester fiber. Nitinol is an alloy of titanium and nickel and has been shown to have several advantages which include greater resistance to crushing forces as well as lower bending stress when placed within tortuous vessels (which is sometimes the case with aortic aneurysms).
Nitinol is also safe with use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The Endurant stent graft system is often employed in challenging endovascular repairs (e.g. close proximity of the aneurysm to the renal arteries or tortuous aorta). Even while including results from difficult repairs, studies have shown that success and complication rates are comparable to other stent grafts.