A New Approach to Vascular Access for Endovascular Procedures

Sanfelippo, Peter M.
March 1992
Vascular Surgery;Mar1992, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p93
Academic Journal
This study examined a new approach to vascular access for endovascular procedures employing an expandable access catheter (EAC). The experience in 6 patients and 7 procedures was evaluated. There were no complications related to the EAC. The EAC permitted simultaneous introduction of diagnostic and therapeutic devices, decreased blood loss from the site of insertion, and decreased the volume of irrigant used for satisfactory visualization during angioscopy by obstructing collateral inflow.


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