Technology | October 25, 2007

Transparent Radial Artery Band Provides Clearer View

Terumo Interventional Systems provides the TR Band, a radial artery compression device designed to safely and comfortably stop bleeding after transradial procedures, designed to allow the clinician to easily check for clotting and to promote greater patient comfort.

The TR Band is a transparent band and precision pressure balloons that enable reportedly unobstructed visualization and monitoring of radial artery compression - all while preventing numbness and pain for enhanced patient comfort.

The primary benefit that the TR Band has over similar devices is its directed radial compression, which enables hemostasis achievement without compromising local nerve structure. The TR Band does so with its two separate inflatable balloons. A large balloon compresses the entire puncture site, and a small balloon gives it an angled direction for point compression. This dual system enables the TR Band to avoid compression of the nerves or the ulnar artery, which can cause discomfort and/or complications.

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