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Gore gets first FDA green light for endovascular traumatic transection device

This article was originally published in Clinica

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WL Gore & Associates' GORE TAG thoracic endoprosthesis has received US FDA premarket approval (PMA) for a new indication, traumatic aortic transections. The approval makes the device the first of its kind to treat transections, tears in the aorta typically caused by motor vehicle accidents that lead to internal bleeding and are frequently fatal.

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