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Minimally Invasive Vascular Access Systems

January 12, 2007 9:59 am | Terumo Medical Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Terumo Interventional Systems has introduced a new line of micro access systems, which includes the Glidewire® Access System and the GlideAccess™ System. These micro access systems offer less invasive initial puncture and facilitate smooth vascular access. This provides physicians with the ability to safely and confidently introduce the larger devices necessary to complete a wide range of endovascular procedures.

LISTED UNDER: Intravascular Catheters
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Venous Reflux Treatment System

February 16, 2005 3:57 am | Vnus Medical Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Closure System consists of a radiofrequency generator and disposable catheter which are used to treat superficial venous reflux, the underlying cause of painful varicose veins and leg fatigue and swelling. This minimally invasive alternative has been shown in multiple randomized trials to offer advantages over traditional vein stripping, and has significant benefits versus other endovenous alternatives to traditional surgery.

LISTED UNDER: Intravascular Catheters

Greater Saphenous Vein Removal System

February 16, 2005 3:57 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Smith & Nephew has introduced its TCI™ (Tumescent Catheter Inversion) System for minimally invasive removal of the greater saphenous vein. Typically, varicose veins can be traced to failure of the valves in the saphenous vein. Conventional “stripping” or removing the saphenous vein can prevent varicose veins from reoccurring, but the TCI System makes this procedure less traumatic for the patient because of the solution used to infiltrate and irrigate the procedure area and flush the vein channel after its removal.

LISTED UNDER: Intravascular Catheters

Varicose Vein Removal System

February 16, 2005 3:57 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The TRIVEX™ System for is designed for the minimally invasive removal of varicose veins. This all-in-one system includes a precision-controlled surgical pump that provides consistent delivery of an anesthetic solution and better visualization for accurate targeting and removal of diseased veins.

LISTED UNDER: Intravascular Catheters

Embolic Protection System

January 18, 2005 7:32 am | Boston Scientific/Microvasive | Product Releases | Comments

The FilterWire EZ™ Embolic Protection System is a low-profile embolic filter mounted on a guide wire and is designed to reduce complications during balloon angioplasty and stenting procedures for the treatment of saphenous vein graft (SVG) disease. The filter captures embolic material that becomes dislodged during interventions, which would otherwise travel into the microvasculature where it could cause a heart attack.

LISTED UNDER: Angioplasty Catheters

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