Technology | September 03, 2008

Cook Launches a Sheath Set for Lead Extraction

Cook Medical recently launched the EVOLUTION-Shortie Mechanical Dilator Sheath Set, a tool for venous entry during cardiac lead extraction procedures, an extension of the company’s EVOLUTION mechanical extraction sheath technology.

Cook’s EVOLUTION-Shortie Mechanical Dilator Sheath Set is intended for use in patients requiring the dilation of tissue surrounding cardiac leads, indwelling catheters and foreign objects. Cook’s EVOLUTION-Shortie has the same intuitive EVOLUTION mechanical dilator technology, with added features designed to simplify vessel access during the lead extraction procedure. Reportedly simple to use, time-efficient and cost-effective, the device employs a shorter length to enhance physician control and a specialized distal tip that enables physicians to succinctly negotiate through tough fibrous binding adhesions.

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