There are now four Micropucture Access Sets with trays. All of these sets include a palladium-tipped, nitinol wire guide and an EchoTip® needle. The sets, in 4 Fr and 5 Fr and standard and stiffened cannulas, also feature Transitionless-Tip™ coaxial catheter pair technology.
In a study by Shah et al, access-site bleeding complication rates dropped from 11.7% to 2.6% when Micropuncture was used.1
The coaxial catheter pair’s Transitionless-Tip has been engineered to glide into the vessel with less force.2
The sharp, 21 gage needle features EchoTip technology that enhances ultrasound visibility. The supportive nitinol wire has a palladium tip for excellent visibility under fluoroscopy.
The latest part numbers can be found on the Micropuncture Access Set web catalog page and are:
1. Shah H, Bansal A, Srinivasan V, et al. Vascular access site bleeding complications with Micropuncture needle in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization: a comparison with conventional Cook needle. Poster presented at: The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions 29th Annual Scientific Sessions; May 10-13, 2006; Chicago, IL. Abstract D-45.
2. Data on file.