FUSION Vascular Graft
Merges ePTFE with PET to offer vascular surgeons the best of both materials.
The Maquet line of FUSION grafts merges ePTFE with PET to offer vascular surgeons the best of both materials: the easy handling of ePTFE and the minimal suture hole bleeding seen in knit polyester grafts. The two-layer construction of FUSION grafts delivers benefits during and after peripheral bypass surgery:
- Axial compliance for better handling compared with standard ePTFE grafts
- High suture retention strength and durability for long-term performance*
- Kink resistant to enhance blood flow*
- Minimal suture hole bleeding for improved hemostasis*
- Crush resistant to help enhance flow dynamics*
Hybrid Construction: ePTFE and PET Layers
The inner layer of the FUSION graft is comprised of extruded, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). The outer layer is a knit polyester textile, polyethylene terephthalate (PET). These two layers are fused together with a proprietary polycarbonate-urethane adhesive.
* Data on file; bench test results may not be indicative of clinical performance.
- PET knit polyester textile outer layer is designed to promote tissue ingrowth.
- ePTFE inner layer is designed to offer long-term patency rates similar to standard ePTFE vascular grafts.
- FUSION Vascular Grafts also have longitudinal elasticity, designed to enhance conformability and reduce tension on the anastomoses.
- Straight grafts have a uniform diameter throughout their length.
- A GUIDELINE Stripe facilitates proper graft alignment.