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.

Sponsored Content | Videos | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | July 25, 2017
This video case study, provided by Gore Medical, is titled "Tackling Complex Cases in Dialysis Access," by John Ross, M...
Merit Medical, FDA Class I recall, Prelude Short Sheath Introducer
News | Vascular Access | March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has initiated a Class I recall of the Merit...
Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath

The Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath.

News | Vascular Access | January 31, 2017
January 31, 2017 — Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc. is recalling the Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath because the...
Technology | Vascular Access | January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017 — Teleflex Inc. announced that its Arrow VPS Rhythm Device with optional TipTracker technology has...
Vascular Solutions, Teleflex
Feature | December 07, 2016
December 7, 2016 — Teleflex Inc. and Vascular Solutions Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a...
Teleflex, AVA 2016 Congress, Association for Vascular Access
News | Vascular Access | September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016 — Teleflex Inc. recently displayed its vascular access technologies and a new educational platform...
Gore, DrySeal Flex Introducer Sheath, endovascular repair, EVAR
Technology | Vascular Access | August 30, 2016
August 30, 2016 — W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Gore) announced the commercial availability of the Gore DrySeal...
Access Scientific, PowerWand XL midline catheter
Technology | Vascular Access | August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016 — Access Scientific introduced the PowerWand XL, a companion to the PowerWand All-in-One, in July. The...
heart attack patients, rescue PCI, transradial and transfemoral approach, Perelman School of Medicine
News | Vascular Access | January 04, 2016
January 4, 2016 — In a comparison of bleeding complications and mortality between transradial and transfemoral stent...
transradial access, TRI, DRAGON trial, TCT 2015, non-inferiority, transfemoral access, TFO
Feature | Radial Access | October 18, 2015
October 18, 2015 — Results from a prospective randomized trial of transradial (TRI) versus transfemoral (TFO) access in...
Merit Medical, Prelude Snap, splittable sheath introducer
Technology | June 03, 2015
June 3, 2015 - Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced the launch of the Prelude Snap splittable sheath introducer. The...
News | November 10, 2014
Nov. 10, 2014 — Merit Medical Systems Inc. settled a dispute regarding the distribution of the SecureLoc Safety...
News | September 03, 2014
September 3, 2014 — Teleflex announced a newly published clinical study demonstrating the accuracy of the Arrow VPS G4...
News | August 19, 2014
August 19, 2014 — Bluegrass Vascular Technologies closed $4.5 million in Series A financing, that will allow the...
Biotronik Fortress Introducer Sheaths 5F 6F Vascular Access
News | June 04, 2014
June 4, 2014 — Biotronik has expanded its line of reinforced introducer sheaths. Following up on the success of the 4...