Clinical Results

“Better durability for the BCA graft than for ePTFE grafts in patients whose anatomy preclude placement of an arteriovenous fistula.”*

* Bovine carotid artery biologic graft outperforms expanded polytetrafluoroethylene for hemodialysis access
Journal of Vascular Surgery, Volume 65, Issue 3, March 2017

Clinically Documented

“120 grafts studied: 52 (43%) were BCA and 68 (57%) were ePTFE. Successful graft use for dialysis was 96% for BCA and 84% for ePTFE.”

“There were no differences in primary and primary assisted patency for BCA compared with ePTFE. However, secondary patency was higher for BCA compared with ePTFE.”

“Graft infection rates during the study period were 15.4% for BCA and 20.6% for ePTFE.”