CRT Lead Delivery System Reduces Bleeding

 

May 13, 2010

An integrated, break-away hemostasis valve is integrated into a new lead delivery system is designed to minimize blood loss and allow for easier implantation. The Acuity Break-Away Lead Delivery System is deigned for use with cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) and cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps).

The delivery system is designed to place leads in veins of varying sizes, including those difficult-to-access. It is supposed to simplify the implant experience.

Key features of the Acuity Break-Away Lead Delivery System include:

• An integrated, break-away hemostasis valve designed to minimize blood loss and allow for a streamlined implant experience with fewer steps and instruments used during surgery

• A very small inner catheter to deliver a 4 French lead

• Seven outer and two inner guide catheter shapes designed to deliver the lead in a variety of anatomies

The new system was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2010.

For more information: www.bostonscientific.com

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