Femoral Access Device Provides Alternative to Standard Arteriotomies


January 7, 2011

The Arstasis One Access Device, from Arstasis, is the first commercially available alternative to the Seldinger Technique.

Since 1959, physicians have been using the Modified Seldinger Technique to insert flexible catheters into the femoral artery for performing procedures in the patient's arterial-vascular system. It is estimated that the most prevalent such procedure, diagnostic angiography, is performed more than half a million times per month worldwide. At the end of every such case, patients are left with a substantial hole in their femoral artery, which typically takes significant effort and cath lab resources to close.

With the Arstasis One Access Device, however, physicians create a shallow-angle needle pathway through the wall of the femoral artery. When the sheath is withdrawn, the shallow-angle pathway collapses from the normal pressure of the patient's femoral artery blood flow and approximately three to four minutes of mild, non-occlusive finger-pressure. This quickly seals the access site.

For more information: www.arstasis.com