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.

Vascular Solutions ThrombiDisc Topical Hemostat Introducer Sheaths Cath Lab
Technology | February 07, 2014
February 7, 2014 — Vascular Solutions Inc. launched the ThrombiDisc topical hemostat designed for use around indwelling...
News | December 11, 2013
December 11, 2013 — AccessClosure Inc. announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied a...
Technology | September 04, 2013
September 4, 2013 — Terumo has introduced the GlideSheath Slender Hydrophilic Introducer Sheath, a 6 French sheath that...
Guardian II Hemostais Valve, recall
News | March 27, 2013
March 27, 2013 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of...
News | March 25, 2013
March 25, 2013 — W. L. Gore & Associates introduced its Gore DrySeal Sheath with hydrophilic coating in Europe. The...
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...
TAVR, EVAR Vascular Closure Device May Eliminate Need for Surgical Cut-Down
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...