SafeSept Transseptal Guide Wire Helps Perforate, Then Becomes Atraumatic
The Pressure Products Inc. SafeSept transseptal guide wire is designed to be used in conjunction with a standard Brockenbrough transseptal needle when performing a transseptal crossing in the setting of atrial fibrillation and other invasive and electrophysiological atrial bi-chamber cardiology procedures.
The company said the device is the first micro-wire accessory for transseptal access and makes a difficult procedure less stressful and enhances patient safety. The SafeSept Transseptal Guidewire is designed to easily perforate the interatrial septum, immediately become atraumatic in the left atrium, enable fluoroscopic confirmation in the pulmonary veins, and allow safer over-the-wire advancement of the transseptal needle, dilator and introducer sheath into the left atrium.
The wire remains stiff and sharp when supported by a sheath, but curls back into a shepherd's hook and remains very flexible when unsupported.
The device gained FDA approval in December 2008.