The Kips Bay Medical eSVS Mesh is designed to address the limitations of saphenous vein grafts, or SVGs, used in CABG surgery. The eSVS Mesh is fitted like a sleeve on the outside of saphenous vein grafts to strengthen SVGs used in CABG surgery. By strengthening the SVG and preventing the damaging expansion of the vein graft, Kips Bay hopes to reduce or prevent the resulting injury which can lead to SVG failure and potentially costly and complicated re-interventions for patients undergoing CABG surgery. This innovative design is also intended to ensure that blood flow is faster and more laminar, by reducing the diameter mis-match between the SVG and target artery.
The eSVS Mesh is designed to:
- Provide vessel wall support to prevent excess expansion and the resulting damage to the SVG when it is exposed to the significantly higher arterial blood pressure
- Restrict SVG diameter, resulting in more laminar, arterial-like blood flow
- Provide SVG with the ability to pulse, as blood flows through the SVG in a manner similar to an artery
Today an estimated 82 million Americans suffer from one or more types of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It is the cause of 1 out of every 6 deaths in the US, and every year over 395,000 Americans undergo coronary artery bypass surgery to mitigate its effects.
In 2010, there were 395,000 CABG surgeries in the United States alone, and there were estimated to be 165,000 CABG procedures in Europe in 2013. There are, on average, 2+ saphenous vein grafts used per patient.