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Customize Therapy - Restore Venous Flow - Resolve Painful Symptoms

The Vesper DUO Venous Stent System® is designed to be the next generation venous stent portfolio uniquely engineered to address the multiple anatomical challenges of the deep venous system, providing physicians with a modular portfolio to customize therapy, restore venous flow, and resolve the painful symptoms of deep venous disease for the broad range of patients suffering from Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).

Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a common disease that affects approximately 1-5% of the adult population.

One of the main causes of CVI is deep venous obstruction, which occurs when venous pressure increases and return of blood to the heart is impaired leading to multiple clinical complications in the lower extremities including: pain, swelling, edema, skin changes and development of venous ulcers.

 

Types of venous obstruction:

Thrombotic Obstruction2-5

  • Associated with acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or chronic post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) due to a DVT

  • Acute DVT impacts 250,000 people annually in the US and can result in significant disability from pulmonary embolism and chronic venous insufficiency, especially when proximal iliofemoral veins are involved

  • PTS occurs in 20-90% of those with acute DVT and is the most frequent complication

  • Up to 44% of patients with previous iliofemoral DVT develop symptoms of venous claudication

 

Non-Thrombotic Obstruction, also known as non-thrombotic iliac vein lesion (NIVL)6

  • Caused by compression of the iliac vein by predominantly the left or right iliac artery and less frequently by the hypogastric artery

  • May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS) is the classic left-sided proximal lesion (compression) of the left iliac vein caused by the abrupt crossing of the right iliac artery

  • The right iliac artery may be related to proximal or distal NIVL of the right iliac vein, with the majority of lesions occurring near the right common iliac vein. Although less common, the left hypogastric artery crossing may also lead to left distal NIVL

  • 90% of patients with significant symptoms of pain, swelling, skin changes, or venous stasis ulcers are found to have NIVL by IVUS examination7

Deep Venous Stenting

Endovascular interventions with balloon dilation (venoplasty) and stenting of the iliac and common femoral veins have become first-line treatments of symptomatic deep venous outflow obstruction to maintain long-term patency, reduce patient symptoms, and improve quality of life.

Multiple indications with varying anatomical challenges

Thrombotic indications

Compressive indications

Tortuous anatomy

Varying diameters

Unique mechanical demands of deep venous stenting

High crush resistance in the common iliac vein

Flexibility and kink resistance coupled with crush resistance in pelvic region

High resistance to fracture around inguinal ligament

Prevention of edge crush to maintain patent inflow

A Portfolio for Deep Venous Disease

The Vesper DUO Venous Stent System consists of a portfolio of self-expanding venous stents (DUO HYBRID™ and DUO EXTEND™) intended to improve luminal diameter in symptomatic venous outflow obstructions. The portfolio approach includes delivery systems with either DUO HYBRID or DUO EXTEND venous stent, enabling the clinician to customize treatment in the iliofemoral venous anatomy based on disease patterns and severity.

Next Generation
Stent Design

The DUO HYBRID Stent

The DUO HYBRID features a distinct integrated design that uniquely combines all necessary venous stent properties into a single stent.

Cranial strength paired with caudal flexibility to treat from IVC to common femoral vein

The DUO EXTEND

The DUO EXTEND is engineered to smoothly integrate with the DUO HYBRID stent to extend therapy with superior durability, minimizing the risk of corrosion or fractures at the overlap point.

Flexibility to treat longer lesions

DUO HYBRID and DUO EXTEND stents are mounted on a familiar and high accuracy delivery platform. This, coupled with minimal stent foreshortening, ensures accurate deployment and full lesion coverage.

Customized Therapy for the Broad Range of Patients

The modular portfolio of both stent options offers the ability to treat the broad range of patients with chronic venous insufficiency and puts the control back in the physicians hands. From simple to complex lesions, the DUO HYBRID and DUO EXTEND stents are available in a full range of lengths and diameters providing the ability to customize therapy for each patient depending on the specific disease burden within the iliofemoral vein.

Key Design Features of the
DUO HYBRID and DUO EXTEND Stents

The DUO HYBRID Stent

  • Self-expanding, open-cell nitinol stent features custom segments to address the challenging dynamics of deep vein mechanics

  • High crush resistant segment – provides crush resistance against outward radial force associated with May-Thurner area

  • Gradual transition segment transitions to a highly flexible segment designed to prevent foreshortening, fish scaling and optimize fatigue resistance for long-term durability in high strain areas such as the inguinal ligament

  • Reinforcement ring located at the caudal end protects against edge crush, maintaining venous inflow

Stent Type Stent Diameter Stent Lengths Available Delivery System Size
DUO
HYBRID
12mm
14mm
60mm, 80mm, 100mm, 120mm, 140mm, 160mm 9f
16mm
18mm
60mm, 80mm, 100mm, 120mm, 140mm, 160mm 10f

Flexible, kink-resistance in the pelvic and inguinal zones

Reduced edge crush to maintain inflow

High crush resistance in the MTS zone

Minimal foreshortening, fish scaling and gap formation

The DUO EXTEND Stent

  • Self-expanding, open-cell nitinol stent used with the DUO HYBRID stent to extend treatment

  • Highly flexible segment to mitigate kinks during deep knee and hip flexion

  • Reinforcement rings on both ends to mitigate end crush of the stent

  • Offers a modular taper for long lesions when the vein diameter changes

Stent Type Stent Diameter Stent Lengths Available Delivery System Size
DUO
EXTEND
12mm
14mm
60mm, 80mm, 100mm, 120mm, 140mm, 160mm 9f
16mm 60mm, 80mm, 100mm, 120mm, 140mm, 160mm 10f

Reduced edge crush to maintain inflow

Flexible, kink-resistance with minimal foreshortening, fish scaling and gap formation

Reduced edge crush to maintain inflow

Safety Information

Intended Use:

  • The Vesper DUO Venous Stent System is intended for use in the iliac and common femoral veins for improving luminal diameter in symptomatic venous outflow obstructions

Contraindications for Use:

  • Patients with a known hypersensitivity to nickel-titanium alloy (Nitinol)

  • Patients unable to receive standard medication used for interventional procedures including anticoagulants, contrast agents and antiplatelet therapy

  • Tortuous vascular anatomy significant enough to prevent safe introduction and passage of the device

  • The Vesper DUO stent is not designed for use in procedures that require jugular or contralateral access and therefore is absolutely contraindicated from these access sites

 

MRI SAFETY INFORMATION

Non-clinical testing has demonstrated that the DUO HYBRID and DUO EXTEND Venous Stents are MR Conditional when used per the intended use for all clinically relevant lengths. A patient with this device can be safely scanned in an MR system meeting the following conditions:

  • Static magnetic field of 1.5 T or 3 T, only

  • Maximum spatial gradient magnetic field of 4,000-gauss/cm (40-T/m)

  • Maximum MR system reported, whole body averaged specific absorption rate (SAR) of2-W/kg (Normal Operating Mode)

  • Circularly polarized (quadrature-driven) coil only

Under the scan conditions defined, an implant from the Vesper DUO Venous Stent System is expected to produce a maximum temperature rise of less than 2.0°C after 15-minutes of continuous scanning (i.e., per pulse sequence).

In non-clinical testing, the image artifact caused by the device extends approximately 5-mm from the Vesper DUO Venous Stent System when imaged with a gradient echo pulse sequence and a 3-T MR system. The lumen of this stent could be visualized on the T1-weighted, spin echo and gradient echo MR images.

 

References

  • Gloviczki P, Comerota AJ, Dalsing MC, Eklof BG, Gillespie DL, et al. The care of patients with varicose veins and associated chronic venous diseases: clinical practice guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery and the American Venous Forum. J Vasc Surg. 2011 May; 53(5 Suppl):2S-48.

  • Lichtenberg M, de Graaf R, Erbel C. Standards for recanalisation of chronic venous outflow obstructions. Vasa. 2018 Jun;47(4):259-266.

  • Qiu P, Zha B, Xu A, Wang W, Zhan Y, Zhu X, Yuan X. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Iliofemoral Stenting for Post-thrombotic Syndrome. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2018 Nov 7. pii: S1078-5884(18)30700-7.

  • Wen-da W, Yu Z, Yue-Xin C. Stenting for chronic obstructive venous disease: A current comprehensive meta-analysis and systematic review. Phlebology. 2016 Jul;31(6):376-89.

  • Mussa FF, Peden EK, Zhou W, Lin PH, Lumsden AB, Bush RL. Iliac vein stenting for chronic venous insufficiency. Tex Heart Inst J. 2007; 34:60-6.

  • Raju, S and Neglen, P. High prevalence of nonthrombotic iliac vein lesions in chronic venous disease: A permissive role in pathogenicity. J Vasc Surg. 2006; 44:136-44.

  • Raju, S. Phlebolymphology 2008 15(1):12-16

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