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.

Technology | September 27, 2010
September 27, 2010 - Treating varicose veins with a new access kit reduces the number of steps and reduces procedure...
News | August 17, 2010
August 17, 2010 – Certain batches of the St. Jude Medical 6 French Engage Introducer are being recalled because the...
Technology | August 11, 2010
August 11, 2010 – New sizes of the SoloPath TransFemoral Endovascular Access Catheter were recently cleared by the U....
Technology | March 11, 2010
March 11, 2010 – The FDA cleared a new family of introducers which offer features intended to minimize trauma to the...
Technology | February 03, 2010
February 3, 2010 – The new Gator ClipSeal Plug is designed to maintain a hemostatic seal around 0.035- or 0.038-inch...
Technology | February 01, 2010
February 1, 2010 – The FDA granted market clearance for the PICC WAND introducer catheter, which enables clinicians to...
Technology | December 30, 2009
December 31, 2009 – A new micro-introducer kit launched this week features a stiffened introducer option. The...
News | November 18, 2009
November 17, 2009 – Following three reports of stretching and fractures during procedures, the ViperSheath Sheath...
Technology | November 10, 2009
November 10, 2009 – Onset Medical Corp. today said it received U.S. FDA 510(k) marketing clearance for its SoloPath...
News | November 04, 2009
November 4, 2009 – Cordis and FDA notified healthcare professionals this week of a nationwide recall of all lots of...
Technology | November 04, 2009
November 3, 2009 – Vascular Solutions Inc. recently launched the Guardian II Hemostasis Valve. Unlike conventional...
Technology | September 11, 2009
September 11, 2009 – Terumo Interventional Systems yesterday announced the expansion of its Pinnacle Destination...
News | July 28, 2009
July 28, 2009 – Onset Medical Corporation said today it received CE mark approval to begin marketing the SoloPath...

Terumo's radial access sheath.

Feature | July 20, 2009 | Dave Fornell
Interventionalists using radial instead of femoral access say it significantly cuts bleeding complications, infection...
Technology | June 25, 2009
June 25, 2009 – Terumo Interventional Systems today announced the expansion of its Pinnacle R/O II Radiopaque Marker...