PAS-Port® System

C-Port System

PAS-Port® Proximal Anastomosis System
(PAS-Port system)

Our PAS-Port system is a fully-automated device used to perform an anastomosis between a saphenous vein and the aorta during either on- or off-pump CABG surgery. The PAS-Port system has been used in Japan and Europe since 2004, and received
510(k) clearance in the United States in 2008.

The PAS-Port system is designed to:

"Eliminate aortic clamping and manipulation."

  • Eliminate clamping, which may greatly reduce the risk of particle release and ensuing neurocognitive events
  • Allow the surgeon to load the bypass graft and rapidly complete the anastomosis, typically in approximately one minute
  • Provide one-turn aortotomy and anastomosis
  • Reduce time required for anastomosis
  • Produce consistent, reproducible anastomoses, largely independent of surgical technique and skill set
  • Ensure secure graft attachment allowing for variable take-off angles
  • Leave no metal within the graft lumen
  • Be loaded into the system without damaging endothelial cells while maximizing the orifice, especially important in small grafts
  • Allow mechanically-governed repeatability and reduced procedural complexity

Pull Through
The bypass vessel graft is pulled through the PAS-Port system in preparation for deployment.
The graft vessel is everted in preparation for deployment.
Poke Through
The vessel is prepared and ready to attach to the aorta.

PAS-Port System Met All Endpoints in Pivotal Trial

A 220-patient, prospective, pivotal, randomized trial of the PAS-Port® system was conducted at 12 sites in the United States and Europe. The trial compared venous bypass grafts to the aorta made using the PAS-Port system versus those made using conventional hand-sewn sutures. Results showed that the study met its primary endpoint of non-inferiority to hand-sewn anastomoses, as well as all other primary and secondary endpoints.

The results of the EPIC trial have been published in the July 2009 issue of The Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery. To view this study, click here.

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