Vascular Access

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for vascular access, both venous and arterial access, for percutaneous, transcatheter, interventional devices.

Feature | November 06, 2012
November 6, 2012 — A study has found several benefits in using the radial artery in the arm as the entry point for...
Technology | November 01, 2012
November 1, 2012 — Terumo Interventional Systems announced the nationwide availability of its new Pinnacle Precision...
The implementation of dedicated access site surveillance and educational program

The implementation of dedicated access site surveillance and educational programs, with pre-existent strategies to reduce access site complications, can reduce the overall incidence of femoral access-related bleeding events.

Feature | August 29, 2012 | Christopher Wilson, D.O.; Kerri Wing, R.N., BSN; Peter Wassmer, M.D., FACC, and Robert Sanchez M.D., FACC
The implementation of dedicated access site surveillance and educational programs, in tandem with pre-existent...
Feature | August 15, 2012 | Dave Fornell
Due to the increasing number of transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR...
Access site complications, hemostasis management, vascular closure

The implementation of dedicated access site surveillance and educational programs, in tandem with pre-existent strategies to reduce access site complications, can reduce the overall incidence of femoral-access related bleeding events.

Feature | July 27, 2012 | Christopher Wilson, D.O., Kerri Wing, R.N., BSN, Peter Wassmer, M.D. FACC, Robert Sanchez M.D. FACC
Percutaneous coronary interventional (PCI) procedures are performed throughout hundreds of US institutions every day....
Technology | July 27, 2012
July 27, 2012 — Cook Medical announced general availability of the Aprima Access nonvascular introducer set, the first...
Technology | July 11, 2012
July 11, 2012 — Ultrasonix Medical Corporation has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
News | June 25, 2012
June 25, 2012 — Clinical investigators are for the first time examining the retrograde tibiopedal interventional...
Technology | June 15, 2012
June 15, 2012 — Cardiosolutions Inc. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

PICC lines are used for venous pressure monitoring, blood sampling, drug administration and replacement of fluids or blood products. Cook Spectrum catheters are impregnated with the antimicrobials minocycline and rifampin, which have been shown to minimize the risk of bacterial colonization of the catheter and catheter-related bacteremia during use.

Feature | June 04, 2012 | Dr. Kamran Zamanian and Jamie Stillborn, iData Research Inc.
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are devices used for intravenous access to facilitate the delivery of...

The Discovery IGS 730 system was designed to address the challenge departments historically have had in needing to switch between ceiling-, floor-mounted and mobile C-arm systems. It uses a wireless, laser-guided, motorized mobile gantry, allowing it to be moved anywhere in a room. It is ideal for hybrid ORs because it can be parked away from the patient table, allowing better table access for open surgery.

Feature | May 15, 2012 | Dave Fornell
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 Scientific Session, held March 24-27 in Chicago, was the first major...
Technology | May 01, 2012
May 1, 2012 — Theragenics Corp. announced that Galt Medical, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Theragenics, has received U.S...
News | April 20, 2012
April 20, 2012 — VasoStitch will be featuring its technology at EuroPCR, Europe’s largest interventional cardiology...
Videos | ACC | March 30, 2012
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology Editor Dave Fornell discusses trends and shares his choices of the most...
News | January 17, 2012
January 17, 2012 – Terumo Americas Holding Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Terumo Corp., announced it acquired Onset...