DuettTM  Vascular Graft System is uniquely designed to standardize and simplify open surgical vascular procedures with the goal of providing cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular surgeons a means to treat the target vessels more effectively and efficiently.

Unmet Need

Open aortic repairs are complex and lengthy procedures. Globally, approximately 196,000 patients suffer from thoracic aortic diseases, including aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections, which often require emergency medical treatment. Given the complexities of these surgeries, the surgical morbidity and mortality remain high and the clinical results are very technical-dependent. In these open chest procedures, the surgeon replaces the diseased portion of the aorta and other vessels with artificial aortic grafts. These open surgical aortic repairs can take more than 6-8 hours and require putting patient on cardiopulmonary bypass and cooling the patient body temperature down to as low as 20C (deep hypothermic circulatory arrest). Prolonged circulatory arrest and hypothermia is associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. The current standard of care is to connect the native vessels to the artificial graft with a suturing anastomosis. This fundamental suturing stage of the procedure significantly affects the overall time and success of the surgery. Our aim is to transform and shorten this critical stage by providing a very precise, predictable, and efficient connection.

Our Solution

The DuettTM Vascular Graft System provides an instant connection between the native vessel and the standard surgical graft, and it does not require X-ray, hybrid operating room, or additional vascular access.

The DuettTM Vascular Graft System is designed to…

  • Reduce Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest (DHCA) & procedure time
  • Achieve instant hemostasis
  • Eliminate complex suturing
  • Eliminate suture site seepage
  • Standardize single operator anastomoses

More Information:

Dr.Shafi's Presentation at 2020 Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Program Website: www.DuettVascularGraft.com

Disclaimer: Investigational Device. This device is not yet for sale in any geography.