Aesculap Gravity Activated Valves

The paediGAV, GAV and ShuntAssistant valves are designed to alter resistance to CSF flow through the shunt in response to changes in body position. As the body moves from the reclining position to the upright position a ball valve responds to gravity by closing. As pressure builds proximal to this valve it will reopened when a set pressure is reached. The GAV and paediGAV valves also contain a pressure differential valve proximal to the gravity activated valve while the ShuntAssistant is meant to be used with a separate, fixed or adjustable pressure differential valve.

Valve Design

 

paediGAV Valve

 

GAV Valve

 

ShuntAssstant Valve

 

Radiographic Images

paediGAV Valves

<strong>PaediGAV 4-14 Valve</strong>​

PaediGAV 4-14 Valve

PaediGAV 4-19 Valve

PaediGAV 4-24 Valve

PaediGAV 9-19 Valve

PaediGAV 9-24 Valve

PaediGAV 9-29

GAV Valves

GAV 5-30 Valve

GAV 5-35 Valve

GAV 5-40 Valve

GAV 10-30 Valve

GAV 10-40 Valve

GAV 10-50 Valve

Shunt Assistant Valve

PaediShunt Assistant 10 Valve

Shunt Assistant 15 Valve

Shunt Assistant 20 Valve

Shunt Assistant 25 Valve

Shunt Assistant 30 Valve

Shunt Assistant 35 Valve

ShuntAssistant 25 Valve:

ShuntAssistant 30 Valve:

ShuntAssistant 35 Valve:

Valve Opening Pressures

 

Valve Dimensions

 

Valve Assemblies

Available configurations:

PaediGAV

GAV

Shunt Assistant