Vascular Access

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for vascular access, both venous and arterial access, for percutaneous, transcatheter, interventional devices. In cath lab procedures, an introducer sheath needs to be inserted into the vessel to allow access of guidewires, catheters and devices into the body. Introducer sheaths are self-sealing to serve a stop cock to prevent blood from leaving the body during procedures. There are various access sites that can be accessed, most commonly femoral or radial access, but also the ulnar, axillary and tibiopedal vasciular access routes There are several complications that can occur at the access site and technologies have been developed to reduce these issues, especially with the most common bleeding complications.

News | Cardiovascular Surgery

March 24, 2023 — The American College of Surgeons (ACS), with the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), has launched a new ...

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News | VIVA

November 2, 2022 — A number of awards of distinction were presented during The VEINS (Venous Endovascular INterventional ...

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News | VIVA

October 31, 2022 — Results from the Late-Breaking Clinical Trials session at The VEINS Conference in Las Vegas, NV, were ...

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News | Intravascular Imaging

June 2, 2022 — With over 30 years' experience in vascular assessment, Huntleigh, a member of the Arjo family, has ...

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News | EP Lab

May 6, 2021 - Bluegrass Vascular Technologies announced the publication of a report documenting the clinical utility of ...

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News | Hemostasis Management

February 8, 2021 — Teleflex Inc. said it recently completed its acquisition of Z-Medica LLC, an industry-leading ...

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News | Radial Access

August 25, 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has opened one of the region’s first radial lounges ...

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 At Mayo, they have a small, tableside-mounted ultrasound console in the cath labs that is used for both radial and femoral vascular access. Table set up with the patient includes a sterile marker, a hemostat for marking the lower edge of the femoral head using fluoroscopy, a micropunture needle, and a still micropunture sheath.
Feature | Vascular Access | Dave Fornell, Editor

Vascular access site bleeding is associated with higher complications and mortality rates. For decades femoral access ...

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News | Vascular Access

June 8, 2020 – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) launched the Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath, designed to perform ...

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Radial access in the U.S. is now approaching 50 percent. Tranradial access also shows benefit for mortality and decreases in acute kidney injury (AKI).
Feature | Radial Access | Dave Fornell, Editor

Transradial access for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the United States has grown rapidly over the past 20 ...

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News | Dave Fornell, Editor

February 3, 2020 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) m ...

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The three sites most often used for distal radial artery access are the (1) anatomic snuffbox above the scaphoid (left), (2) adjacent to the snuffbox at the trapezium bone (center), and (3) the first intermetacarpal space (right). The author’s preference is either of the first two options, although good outcomes have been reported with use of the intermetacarpal space.
Feature | Radial Access | Enrique Flores, M.D., RPVI
Interest in distal radial artery access (DRA) is growing rapidly. Among the benefits of DRA are the low risk of entry ...
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News | Vascular Access

November 6, 2019 — Saranas Inc. announced completion of the first U.S. commercial case using its Early Bird Bleed ...

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Videos | Radial Access

Sunil Rao, M.D., chief of cardiology, Durham VA Health System and a professor at Duke University, and Prashant Kaul, M.D ...

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Technology | Vascular Access

September 3, 2019 — New Zealand-based Adept Medical announced the launch of the Antegrade IR Platform. Clinically driven ...

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