Maquet Cardiovascular LLC announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European CE mark approval for its new AIR-BAND Radial Compression Device. AIR-BAND is a 26-cm long, latex-free, self-adhesive wristband with a clear window and bulb that facilitate visualization of the puncture site. A luer valve on the end of the clear fill tube enables any standard syringe to be connected to inflate and deflate the bulb with air to provide compression of the radial puncture site. With its textile wristband, AIR-BAND contributes to patient comfort, as it neither cuts into the skin nor has protruding plastic parts. The adhesive enables a secure fit around all patient wrists, avoiding movement and dislocation. Both the size and shape of AIR-BAND's inflatable bulb minimize the compression risk to surrounding nerve structures or areas other than the radial puncture site. The standard luer valve allows easy inflation and deflation with any standard luer syringe.
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