Vascular Access

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for vascular access, both venous and arterial access, for percutaneous, transcatheter, interventional devices.

Feature | November 06, 2012

November 6, 2012 — A study has found several benefits in using the radial artery in the arm as the entry point for...

Technology | November 01, 2012

November 1, 2012 — Terumo Interventional Systems announced the nationwide availability of its new Pinnacle Precision...

The implementation of dedicated access site surveillance and educational program

The implementation of dedicated access site surveillance and educational programs, with pre-existent strategies to reduce access site complications, can reduce the overall incidence of femoral access-related bleeding events.

Feature | August 29, 2012 | Christopher Wilson, D.O.; Kerri Wing, R.N., BSN; Peter Wassmer, M.D., FACC, and Robert Sanchez M.D., FACC

The implementation of dedicated access site surveillance and educational programs, in tandem with pre-existent...

Feature | August 15, 2012 | Dave Fornell

Due to the increasing number of transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (...

Access site complications, hemostasis management, vascular closure

The implementation of dedicated access site surveillance and educational programs, in tandem with pre-existent strategies to reduce access site complications, can reduce the overall incidence of femoral-access related bleeding events.

Feature | July 27, 2012 | Christopher Wilson, D.O., Kerri Wing, R.N., BSN, Peter Wassmer, M.D. FACC, Robert Sanchez M.D. FACC

Percutaneous coronary interventional (PCI) procedures are performed throughout hundreds...

Technology | July 27, 2012

July 27, 2012 — Cook Medical announced general availability of the Aprima Access nonvascular introducer set, the...

Technology | July 11, 2012

July 11, 2012 — Ultrasonix Medical Corporation has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA...

News | June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012 — Clinical investigators are for the first time examining the retrograde tibiopedal interventional...

Technology | June 15, 2012

June 15, 2012 — Cardiosolutions Inc. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

PICC lines are used for venous pressure monitoring, blood sampling, drug administration and replacement of fluids or blood products. Cook Spectrum catheters are impregnated with the antimicrobials minocycline and rifampin, which have been shown to minimize the risk of bacterial colonization of the catheter and catheter-related bacteremia during use.

Feature | June 04, 2012 | Dr. Kamran Zamanian and Jamie Stillborn, iData Research Inc.

Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are devices used for intravenous access to facilitate the delivery...

The Discovery IGS 730 system was designed to address the challenge departments historically have had in needing to switch between ceiling-, floor-mounted and mobile C-arm systems. It uses a wireless, laser-guided, motorized mobile gantry, allowing it to be moved anywhere in a room. It is ideal for hybrid ORs because it can be parked away from the patient table, allowing better table access for open surgery.

Feature | May 15, 2012 | Dave Fornell

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 Scientific Session, held March 24-27 in Chicago, was the first major...

Technology | May 01, 2012

May 1, 2012 — Theragenics Corp. announced that Galt Medical, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Theragenics, has received...

News | April 20, 2012

April 20, 2012 — VasoStitch will be featuring its technology at EuroPCR, Europe’s largest...

Videos | ACC | March 30, 2012

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News | January 17, 2012

January 17, 2012 – Terumo Americas Holding Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Terumo Corp., announced it acquired...

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