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Santa Clara University

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Gerardo Noriega


Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is currently the 13th leading causes of death in the United States, killing around 15,000 people every year. According to recent survey, it is estimated that there are about 1.1 million people in the US above the age of 55 who have this disease (Kent, 2010). Since the disease is usually asymptomatic, many AAAs are left untreated and at risk of rupture. The POSEIDON Perennial Endograft System is a minimally invasive device that utilizes our proprietary flow modulation technology to reduce pressure and turbulence in the aneurysm sac and restores laminar flow in the aorta. This technology promotes natural healing of the sac and creates a long-lasting recovery effect will save the patients’ lives and will minimize the potential for costly secondary interventions.

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