The Amplatzer™ Family of Vascular Plugs

Amplatzer™ Vascular Plug (AVP)


Note: This section should not be used in place of the Instructions for Use. This section only provides an overview of the procedure. Refer to the Instructions for Use for additional information.1

Access the vessel and perform an angiogram using standard technique to measure the diameter of the vessel at the desired occlusion site.

Select a vascular plug with a diameter approximately 30-50% larger than the vessel diameter at the occlusion site. Ensure that the occlusion site has sufficient length so the deployed device length will not obstruct other vessels or anatomical structures.

Deployment Steps

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Steps 1-3
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Steps 4-5
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Steps 6-9
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Steps 10-12
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amplatzer vascular plug steps

Amplatzer™ Family of Vascular Plugs

Amplatzer™ Vascular Plug (AVP)

Amplatzer™ Vascular Plug II (AVP II)

Amplatzer™ Vascular Plug 4 (AVP 4)


  1. Amplatzer™ Vascular Plug and Vascular Plug II - Instructions for Use

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Important Safety Information

AMPLATZER™ Vascular Plug


Intended Use: The AMPLATZER™ Vascular Plug is indicated for arterial and venous embolizations in the peripheral vasculature.

Contraindications: None known.

Warnings: The safety and effectiveness of this device for cardiac uses (for example, patent ductus arteriosus or paravalvular leak closures) and neurological uses have not been established.



  • Patients allergic to nickel may suffer an allergic reaction to this device.
  • This device was sterilized with ethylene oxide and is for single use only. Do not reuse or resterilize this device. Attempts to resterilize this device can cause a malfunction, insufficient sterilization, or harm to the patient.
  • Use on or before the last day of the expiration month that is printed on the product packaging label.
  • Do not use this device if the sterile package is open or damaged.
  • This device should be used only by physicians who are trained in standard endovascular techniques. The physician should determine which patients are candidates for procedures that use this device.
  • Store in a dry place.

MRI Safety Information:

MRA patient with the Amplatzer™ Vascular Plug may be safely scanned under the following conditions. Failure to follow these conditions may result in injury to the patient.
Device NameAmplatzer™ Vascular Plug
Static Magnetic Field Strength (B0)1.5 T or 3.0 T
Maximum Field Spatial Gradient19T/m (1900 gauss/cm)
RF ExcitationCircularly Polarized (CP)
RF Transmit Coil TypeBody Coil
Operating ModeNormal Operating Mode
Maximum Whole Body SAR2.0W/kg (Normal Operating Mode)
Maximum Head SARN/A
Scan Duration2.0W/kg whole-body-averaged SAR for 15 minutes of continuous scanning
MR Image ArtifactThe presence of this implant may produce an image artifact.


Potential Adverse Events: Potential complications include, but are not limited to: death, embolization of the device, hematoma at the site of entry, stroke, or vessel perforation, or embolization of the device.

State of California (USA) Only:

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including ethylene oxide, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to


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