Varicose Vein Treatment Cuts Procedure Steps in Half


September 27, 2010

The .018-inch long-access wire for the AngioDynamics VenaCure EVLT system, which uses the NeverTouch gold-tip laser fiber, reduces the number of procedure steps and cuts procedure time when treating varicose veins.

The distal tip on the Trè-Sheath dilator is resized to accept a .018 inch nitinol access wire, which eliminates the need for a micro-access sheath and it makes exchanging wires during the procedure unnecessary. This ultimately turns an eight-step process to four.

The NeverTouch tip is a glass weld at the distal tip of a 600um fiber. This weld results in an effective fiber diameter of 905ums and lowers the actual power density by 56 percent from that of a standard bare tip 600um fiber. The net effect is a homogeneous ablation with less focal charring of the vein wall that can be seen with bare tip fibers.

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