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Zenith® thoracic product portfolio

Cook offers disease-specific treatment options that are designed to help you provide a durable repair in the thoracic aorta.

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Zenith® visceral product portfolio

Extend seal into the visceral aorta with disease-specific Zenith endovascular grafts.

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Zenith® abdominal product portfolio

Maximize your seal in the abdominal aorta with a variety of disease-specific Zenith endovascular grafts.

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Zenith® endovascular accessories

Cook offers a portfolio of procedure-specific accessories to support your endovascular procedures. View each accessory’s indications for use and ordering information.

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Education and training opportunities

Discover a variety of regional training opportunities. Learn more about the Vista™ Education and Training Program.

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Envision planning and sizing support

Envision is your direct pathway to planning and sizing support. Securely upload your case images here.

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European Union product catalog

View the abdominal and thoracic product catalogs for Zenith devices available in the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Turkey, and Liechtenstein.

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November 12th, 2018
Come join us at Veith 2018!

Join Cook Medical at VEITH 2018 for coffee, conversation, and learning. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, attend our PAD lunch: “The first DES gets the last word: Unmatched proof supports the first FDA-approved SFA drug-eluting stent.” Speakers: Marc Bosiers, MD, A.Z. St.-Blasius Hospital, Dendermonde, Belgium Brant Ullery, MD, Providence Heart Clinic, Portland, Oregon Karan Garg, MD,…

October 10th, 2018

Cook Medical is excited to announce a talk during the AORTIC Armageddon Luncheon at VIVA 2018. Title: “Achieving durable endovascular aortic repair: clinical consideration and results” Speakers: Tilo Kölbel, MD, Head of the German Aortic Center Hamburg at University Heart Center Hamburg Daniel Gerard Clair, MD, Chair of the Department of Surgery for the University…

February 21st, 2018

By Gustavo S. Oderich, MD The following quote from David Hartley, FIR, remains true today: “It has become clear that not only the technology but also disease progression plays an important role in the durability of endovascular aortic therapy.”1 Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) has changed the way we manage aortic aneurysms. Although the initial focus was…

August 11th, 2017
Jesse Manunga, MD head shot

Jesse Manunga, MD, is a vascular surgeon at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Manunga shares his thoughts on getting experience with FEVAR as a new attending and building a team to support the procedure. How did you start your FEVAR program when you first got into practice? I had interest. I knew that…

July 21st, 2017
Mathew Wooster MD, FEVAR fellow

Mathew Wooster, MD, is in his fifth and final year of the integrated residency program at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Wooster shares his experience with FEVAR as a fellow and how it has impacted his job search. How did you get involved with fenestrated cases as a fellow? Getting involved initially…

July 6th, 2017

Martyn Knowles, MD, practices vascular surgery at UNC Rex Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina. He shares his advice for establishing a FEVAR practice in a community setting.  What is your practice like in Raleigh? Our group practices at a 650-bed, private hospital in Raleigh that is a part of the University of North Carolina Healthcare…

May 4th, 2017
Zenith Fenestrated 5th Anniversary Logo

At this year’s SVS Vascular Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, we will be celebrating 5 years since the FDA approval of Zenith® Fenestrated. Join us throughout the week as we honor the contributions to FEVAR that have made the technology a success.   Visit the Cook Booth In the Cook Booth in the exhibit…

April 20th, 2017
Vascular Surgeon Shang Loh, MD

Shang Loh, MD, is a vascular surgeon at Stony Brook University Hospital. With several years of experience now in practice, Dr. Loh shares his advice for residents and fellows. What can residents and fellows do to prepare for full-time practice as they’re finishing their programs? The biggest thing that no one teaches you is the…

March 27th, 2017
Vascular Surgeon Wei Zhou, MD, FACS

Dr. Wei Zhou, MD, FACS, is a professor of surgery and chief of vascular surgery at the University of Arizona. For the last 10 years, she was chief of vascular surgery at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. Dr. Zhou shares her experience from her tenure, and encourages fellows to keep an open mind about the…

March 1st, 2017
Dr. Andres Schanzer from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center

The following video outlines a method of planning and sizing which Dr. Andres Schanzer utilizes to accurately size Zenith Fenestrated Endovascular Grafts for his patient population at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It is not necessarily endorsed by Cook Medical, but offers an example of a technique and thought directed towards this fundamental procedural…

January 26th, 2017
Zenith Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Graft Beauty Shot

Abstract Cook is pleased to provide you with this clinical update on the Zenith® Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Graft, which was commercially approved by FDA on April 4, 2012. Section I provides an update on results from the long-term post-approval study for the Zenith® Fenestrated AAA Endovascular Graft as of March 02, 2016. The long-term study…

December 2nd, 2016
Cook Medical, Vista Education and Training, Dr. Shadman Baig

Dr. Shadman Baig is a vascular surgeon at the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, and an instructor for Cook’s Essentials of FEVAR: Endovascular Techniques for Treating Complex AAAs course. Get to know Dr. Baig. Where did you grow up? I was born in Karachi, Pakistan and immigrated to the US at the age of…

November 3rd, 2016
Veith 2016

1. Hear from clinical experts in the Cook Educational Suite Throughout the week, experts in the industry will discuss treatment of complex AAAs, imaging technologies for EVAR and more in the Cook Educational Suite. TITLE DATE TIME LOCATION SPEAKERS Cook/GE Luncheon It’s all about ease-of-use: How EVAR ASSIST 2 helps improve outcomes See the unseen: How…

August 12th, 2016
Dr. Carlos Bechara

Dr. Carlos Bechara is a vascular surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital, and an instructor for Cook’s Essentials of FEVAR: Endovascular Techniques for Treating Complex AAAs course. Get to know Dr. Bechara: Where did you grow up? Lebanon What was your dream job as a kid? To be a soccer player What was your first car?…

August 1st, 2016

Dr. Joshua Greenberg is a vascular and endovascular surgeon at Mercy Health Physician Partners, and an instructor for Cook’s Essentials of EVAR: Endovascular Techniques for Treating AAAs course. Get to know Dr. Greenberg: Where did you grow up? West Los Angeles, right next to UCLA in Westwood What was your dream job as a kid?…

June 23rd, 2016

The Introduction to Endovascular Therapies for Peripheral and Aortic Interventions course, which is offered through Cook’s Vista® Education and Training Program, covers a wide range of topics related to the treatment of aortic aneurysms, common PAD and other vascular diseases in the periphery. On the first day of the course, attendees have the opportunity to…

June 20th, 2016

In the latest supplement to Endovascular Today, physicians from around the world discuss how new thoracic stent graft technology has evolved to better address patient needs. Read the articles from the supplement below: ARTICLE TITLE AUTHOR DESCRIPTION Building durable TEVAR Nicky James, Vice President and Global Business Unit Leader of Aortic Intervention at Cook Medical…

June 13th, 2016

Cook Medical offers a variety of regional training opportunities on the Zenith portfolio through the Vista Education and Training Program. Jason Lee, MD, talks about the value of Vista training for both fellows and tenured physicians. Q: Why would you encourage physicians to attend Vista training? A: Vascular surgeons are constantly searching for better ways…

June 3rd, 2016
Charing Cross, CX

After many of the sessions at Charing Cross 2016, the moderator asked for the audience to weigh in. See how your colleagues answered the poll questions at the meeting. Sign up for our email newsletter Get meeting takeaways, product information, new training opportunities and more sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for our email…

May 20th, 2016

There are many reasons to spend time with Cook Medical during the 2016 Vascular Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in June. Here are just three: 1. Sign up for new aortic Vista™ courses!  We’re introducing all new aortic course offerings through our Vista Education and Training program. Throughout the second half out 2016, we’ll be…

April 12th, 2016

At Charing Cross 2016, we want you to get hands on with Zenith Alpha™ Thoracic. You’ll be able to watch an edited live case with the device and try out touchscreen deployment in the Cook booth. Click the infographic to enlarge. Follow @CookEVAR on Twitter to get #CX2016 updates We will be posting live updates from some…

March 29th, 2016

The podium presentations at the 2016 SCVS Annual Symposium were filled with valuable clinical advice and considerations, especially for fellows and residents. Here are some of our top takeaways from the presentations: Be prepared for emergencies as a fellow. Dr. Brant Ullery shared the top five emergencies that a fellow could be faced with, and…

February 17th, 2016

Cook Medical mourns the death of a cherished friend, respected vascular surgeon, inventor, and one of the true pioneers of endovascular repair for complex aortic aneurysms, Dr. John Anderson. The following reflection was contributed by John’s close friend and colleague, David Hartley. Very early in his vascular surgery career, John recognized the advantages and exciting…

February 15th, 2016

Dr. Jason T. Lee, professor of surgery and program director at Stanford University, has a vested interest in helping educate incoming vascular surgery fellows, residents, and young surgeons in practice. Whether he’s giving advice on how to run an efficient service, discussing aorta basics, doing hands-on demonstrations, or proctoring complex interventions, Dr. Lee recognizes the…

January 28th, 2016
Zenith Alpha Thoracic Introduction System

At Cook, we believe that it is our responsibility to partner with physicians to help improve patient outcomes by developing endovascular grafts that are designed for long-term durability. The now commercially available Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft is the culmination of everything we have learned in more than 20 years of EVAR. Learn more about…

January 8th, 2016
Alpha Thoracic Animation

The Zenith Alpha™ Thoracic Endovascular Graft is now commercially available in the U.S., following premarket approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2015. With a 16-20 Fr delivery system, Zenith Alpha Thoracic was developed to provide vascular access and delivery with a lower profile device which allows physicians to consider TEVAR (thoracic endovascular…

December 4th, 2015

This year’s VEITHsymposium® was filled with presentations on new developments in the treatment of aortic disease from the world’s leading physicians. If you weren’t able to be there, here are our top 10 takeaways from the meeting. Don’t skimp on the neck. Device failure is often caused by an issue with the proximal landing zone….

October 30th, 2015

In November, Cook is heading to the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas to celebrate the recent approval of Zenith Alpha Thoracic at VIVA15, and we want you to get hands on with the new device! In the Cook booth, you can try out hands-on deployment demos and ask our experts any questions you may have….

October 19th, 2015

The 42nd annual VEITHsymposium is quickly approaching, and we’re excited to connect with you in the Cook Pavilion and Educational Suite. This year, you’ll be able to relax and connect with colleagues and explore our devices in a whole new way. Don’t miss these luncheons in the Cook Educational Suite Join us in the Bryant…

September 17th, 2015

Boomington, Ind. ─ Cook Medical has received premarket approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its lower-profile Zenith Alpha™ Thoracic Endovascular Graft. Zenith Alpha Thoracic is indicated for the endovascular treatment of patients with isolated lesions of the descending thoracic aorta (not including dissections) having vascular anatomy suitable for endovascular repair1. The…

April 3rd, 2015

TM Mastracci MD Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Assessing the predictive value of a completion angiogram on the long-term durability of EVAR is a task that has only recently been requested of endovascular providers. Now that the endovascular community has proven that endovascular aneurysm repair is safe and effective in the short term1- 3…

June 5th, 2014

How do we address the chronic nature of aortic disease? That simple question is creating a stir among your vascular colleagues and forcing physicians to ask some tough questions: Should the progression of aortic disease change a physician’s approach to endovascular aortic repair? What is considered a durable aortic repair? How does a physician provide…

December 1st, 2013

A Supplement to Endovascular Today, Nov., 2013 sponsored by Cook Medical “The understanding of the progressive nature of aortic disease is evolving; therefore, the approach to endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) must also evolve. As a chronic condition that requires long-term management, the ability to achieve a durable repair becomes the central consideraton and objective. This…

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