CONTEGRA PULMONARY VALVED CONDUIT – HDE*
The Contegra® Conduit offers a natural alternative for reconstruction or replacement of the natural right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT).
A RELIABLE ALTERNATIVE
The Contegra® Conduit is an integrated valved conduit for reconstruction or replacement of the natural right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) or replacement of a failed homograft or composite pulmonary conduit in patients.
Derived from a bovine jugular vein, the Contegra Conduit has no discontinuity between the lumen of the conduit and the trileaflet venous valve it incorporates. It is designed to allow the passage of blood across a continuous tissue interface and natural valve sinus.
The Contegra Conduit offers unique tailoring and suturing options
Available in both unsupported and supported models
Easily bent to arc onto the right ventricle
Thin, extensible tissue is especially suited for anastomosis to delicate tissue of the right ventricle and pulmonary arteries
Easily customized to individual needs
Proximal length allows for infundibular shaping without patching
Resilient wall retains suture, as well as supports hemostatic suture line
No additional material necessary for proximal anastomosis
The conduit is preserved in buffered glutaraldehyde and is readily available because no thawing or preclotting is required. The conduit is rinsed per instruction using an isotonic saline solution.