Abbott AMPLATZER™ Family of Vascular Plugs (AVP) are indicated for arterial and venous embolization in the peripheral vasculature. The nitinol mesh of an AVP acts as an embolic agent that promotes rapid clot formation. It creates a physical barrier to blood flow by instigating both the body’s immune response followed by a natural coagulation process. Amplatzer™ Vascular Plugs are the single-device solution that allows for faster procedure times and less radiation exposure.
Advantages of AMPLATZER™ Vascular Plugs:
There are 3 different types of AMPLATZER™ Vascular Plugs:
Note: Select a device that is ~30-50% larger in diameter than the target vessel diameter. An overview of the procedure:
„Embolization of the gastroduodenal artery before selective internal radiotherapy: a prospectively randomized trial comparing platinum-fibered microcoils with the Amplatzer Vascular Plug II“, 2009.
„Embolization of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations using the Amplatzer vascular plug: successful treatment of 69 consecutive patients“, 2010.
„Transluminal hypogastric artery occlusion with an Amplatzer vascular plug during endovascular aortic aneurysm repair“, 2008.
„Clinical applications of nitinol vascular plugs“, 2018.