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

 
paediGAV 4/14 Valve:
 
paediGAV 4/19 Valve:
PaediGAV 4/24 Valve:
PaediGAV 9/19 Valve:
paediGAV 9/24 Valve:
paediGAV 9/29 Valve:

GAV Valves

GAV 5/30:
GAV 5/35:
GAV 5/40:
GAV 10/30:
GAV 10/40:
GAV 10/50:

 

Shunt Assistant Valve

Paedi-ShuntAssistant 10 Valve:

 
ShuntAssistant 15 Valve:
ShuntAssistant 20 Valve:

ShuntAssistant 25 Valve:

ShuntAssistant 30 Valve:
ShuntAssistant 35 Valve:

Valve Opening Pressures 

 

Valve Dimensions

 

Valve Assemblies

Available configurations:

PaediGAV

 

GAV

 

Shunt Assistant