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

Side-by-side comparison of the Tack® implant vs. stent to treat dissection

Watch our video to see how the first-of-its-kind Tack implant is used to repair dissections.

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

Precision Repair: Only one solution is designed to repair and spot treat peripheral arterial dissections. 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: Dissection repair is designed to optimize balloon angioplasty outcomes. The Tack implant leaves behind 70-81% less metal than stents1, reducing the amount of foreign material in the artery, preserving vessel integrity, future treatment options, and – ultimately – limbs.

Improving Angioplasty Outcomes

Dissections negatively affect patients following peripheral angioplasty procedures, increasing the risk of acute occlusion and thrombus. Only the Tack implant is designed to maintain vessel integrity and enhance blood flow to promote healing, improve outcomes and preserve limbs.

CAUTION: Investigational device. Limited by federal (United States) law to investigational use. Not available for sale in the United States.

References

  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;64:109-16.