As a pioneer in endovascular aortic repair, Cook is focused on therapies and technologies to treat thoracic aortic dissections in a minimally-invasive way and get patients back to living.
Read about the grafts and stents we have available today to treat thoracic aortic dissections.
Zenith Dissection is an endovascular system containing both a covered and a bare metal stent. The covered stent graft is a flexible stent covered with fabric designed to help cover the dissection tear, while the bare metal stent provides support to the dissected aorta. The Zenith Dissection system may help slow or prevent continued dissection, while maintaining blood flow to the vessels.
Watch a Zenith Dissection system being placed in the body.
Zenith Dissection helps prevent aortic rupture, when the aorta bursts and causes life threatening internal bleeding, or malperfusion, reduced blood flow to important organs like the kidneys and gut. The Zenith Dissection system is a minimally-invasive alternative to open surgical repair.
Although Zenith Dissection is designed to help the aorta heal, no surgery is without complications. Those complications could include the following:
The following people should not be treated with the Zenith Dissection system:
It is very important to have regularly scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor after receiving a graft or stent. This is because it is possible for problems that do not cause noticeable symptoms to occur, and the long-term results of endovascular repair with grafts and stents are not fully known. Your doctor needs to look at pictures of your dissection and graft and/or stent on a regular basis.
Recommended follow-up includes checkups at:
Remember, every patient is different, and your doctor knows you best. After reading the information on this site, make an appointment to talk to your doctor to help you make the right decision about any treatments or procedures.