New Venous Self-Expanding Stent Available for Canada

Published date : 09 October 2012
Article date : 09 October 2012 reports that following Health Canada approval, Cook Medical's Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent is available to physicians across Canada. The news was announced at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Vascular Surgery.

The article says that the medical device is designed to restore blood flow in obstructed iliofemoral veins. This condition can arise for various reasons, including post-thrombotic syndrome in deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients. 

Built on Cook’s established line of Zilver stents, the Zilver Vena stent is described as providing flexibility, consistent radial force and continuous stent-to-vein wall apposition from end to end. Zilver Vena is currently available in 14 and 16 mm diameters and 60, 100 and 140 mm lengths to enable precise placement and is compatible with 7 Fr sheaths and 9 Fr guiding catheters. 

Source:, 05 Oct 2012

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