All-In-One Access Kit Launched for Transradial Procedures


November 16, 2010

November 16, 2010 – An all-in-one micropuncture radial access kit is now available in the United States. The Glidesheath Nitinol Kit, by Terumo Interventional Systems, is for physicians who prefer transradial interventional procedures.

It is available with a .021-inch nitinol floppy palladium-tipped wire and a 21-gauge metal needle. The kit also includes everything the operator will need in one complete package.

Glidesheath Hydrophilic Coated Introducer Sheaths offer the full-length Terumo Glide Technology coating to ensure smooth, atraumatic insertion and removal even in the most difficult procedures. Its design provides optimal flexibility for kink resistance, while the cross-cut valve allows for easy insertion of catheters and devices, while offering uncompromised hemostasis.

Transradial access uses the arteries of the wrist, rather than the groin, to gain access to the heart.

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