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Aortic story


Heritage

Providing a rich heritage of partnerships, innovation, quality, and value.
Geared towards helping patients get back to living.

Aortic disease is currently an incurable,
progressive condition with many complexities.

Left untreated could be life threatening.

Because every patient is unique

Disease progression is influenced by the patient’s situation.

Sometimes our diverse, comprehensive
portfolio is not enough.

Every patient’s anatomy is different and requires a customized approach to healthcare.

Managing aortic disease requires
more than just products.

Cook offers a complete aortic therapies program providing a portfolio of endovascular products and services that assist physicians in the management of aortic disease.

A device designed to fit the patient

early innovators in patient-specific technology
25 years of experience
Over 55,000 patient-specific cases planned
Experience from the ascending aorta to the iliacs

Partners & pioneers

Cook

1963 | Cook
Cook Medical founder Bill Cook meets Dr. Charles Dotter at Radiology Society of North America, sparking the beginning of a new era of minimally invasive medicine.

Dotter

1964 | Dotter
Dr. Dotter is the first to perform peripheral angioplasty using a Cook wire guide and coaxial catheter system. This leads to his early work in vascular stenting.

Gianturco

1984 | Gianturco
Dr. Cesare Gianturco works with Cook R&D head Tom Osborne to invent the first self-expanding Z stent, the platform on which most stent grafts are based today.

Parodi

1990 | Parodi
Dr. Juan Parodi combines surgical graft material and a balloon-expandable stent to perform the first AAA endovascular repair, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Chuter

1991 | Chuter
Dr. Timothy Chuter develops the first unibody, bifurcated aortic graft. Dr. Michael Lawrence-Brown and David Hartley collaborate with Dr. Chuter to incorporate his design.

Parodi

1992 | Parodi
Dr. Parodi presents at IES. Dr. Lawrence-Brown is inspired and works with Hartley to build a prototype of a modular endovascular design.

Ivancev

Mid-1990s | Ivancev
Dr. Krassi Ivancev plays a major role in the advancement of endovascular devices by teaching, including by training Drs. Roy Greenberg and Chuter.

Lawrence-Brown

1994 | Lawrence-Brown
Dr. Lawrence-Brown and Hartley develop the original preloaded graft.

Anderson

1997 | Anderson
Drs. John Anderson, Tom Browne and Lawrence-Brown, along with Hartley, work with Cook Australia’s research team to develop the first fenestrated endovascular graft.

Hartley

1997 | Hartley
Hartley and Lawrence-Brown design the first delivery system to use trigger wires for controlled deployment, the basic design which is still used in the Zenith introduction system.

Stelter

1998 | Stelter
Prof. Wolf Stelter successfully implants the first fenestrated device in Europe. A few months prior, Dr. Anderson performs the first successful fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair with a Cook device in Adelaide, Australia.

Greenberg

Early 2000s | Greenberg
Drs. Roy Greenberg and Chuter spearhead the development of branched grafts to treat more extensive aortic disease, including thoracoabdominal and aortic arch aneurysms.

History

For over 25 years, we have partnered with physicians to create innovative solutions that help manage aortic disease.
We provide a comprehensive portfolio of durable products and unrivaled services that, together, deliver value to our customers.