Femoral Delivery System Aids Vena Cava Filter Placement

 

March 23, 2010
The Gunther Tulip Vena Cava Filter can now be delivered via the femoral artery.

A femoral access delivery system to aid physicians placing inferior vena cava (IVC) filters was introduced by Cook Medical. The NavAlign femoral delivery system complements the already available jugular access version. The system is designed to minimize the risk of vessel trauma and streamline filter placement is now offered.

The system is available for Cook Celect and Günther Tulip filters and incorporates a hemostasis valve to minimize blood loss. With an accompanying multipurpose dilator, radiopaque sizing marker bands and flushing sideports designed to decrease fluoroscopy time and contrast medium amounts, the NavAlign system can help physicians using image guidance to place IVC filters.

For more information: www.cookmedical.com

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