Adjunct to Balloon Angioplasty

The Tack Endovascular System® was conceived by Dr. Peter Schneider, a renowned vascular surgeon, to complement POBA and DCB angioplasty procedures and repair peripheral arterial dissections. His belief that a device using less metal and less force than conventional stents would improve angioplasty outcomes, yield better healing, preserve retreatment options and help preserve limbs.

Post-angioplasty dissection treated with a Tack® implant

Tack Endovascular System (6F) FDA approved for SFA and proximal popliteal (3.5-6.0mm RVD) treatment of post-PTA dissections. Tack Endovascular System (4F) limited by federal (United States) law to investigational use. Not available for sale in the United States.


Purpose-Built: The Tack Endovascular System is purpose-built to repair peripheral arterial dissections following balloon angioplasty in either above- or below-the-knee therapeutic interventions.

Precision Repair: The Tack® implant is a first-of-its-kind dissection repair device that offers the advantage of focal treatment with minimal metal, treating only the area where dissections are present and avoids covering portions of healthy tissue.

Preserves Options: A Tack implant leaves behind >70% less metal than stents1, preserving vessel integrity, future treatment options and ultimately, limbs.

INTENDED USE: The Tack Endovascular System (6F) is intended for use in the superficial femoral and proximal popliteal arteries ranging in diameter from 3.5mm to 6.0mm for the repair of post percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty (PTA) dissection(s).

CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR USE: The Tack Endovascular System is contraindicated for the following:
1. Patients with residual stenosis in the treated segment equal to or greater than 30% after PTA.
2. Tortuous vascular anatomy significant enough to prevent safe introduction and passage of the device.
3. Patients with a known hypersensitivity to nickel titanium alloy (Nitinol).
4. Patients unable to receive standard medication used for interventional procedures such as anticoagulants, contrast agents and antiplatelet therapy.
Prior to using the Tack Endovascular System, please review the Instructions for Use for a complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse events and directions for use.

For informational purposes only. You should always consult with your doctor when seeking medical advice or considering treatment.
The TOBA II and TOBA III studies evaluated the Tack Endovascular System (6F, 3.5-6.0mm).

  1. Bosiers M, Scheinert D, Hendriks JMH, et al. Results from the Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty (TOBA) study demonstrate the benefits of minimal metal implants for dissection repair after angioplasty. J Vasc Surg 2016; 64(1):109-16.


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