How Cardiovascular Surgeons Benefit from the ALPINE Femoral Venous Cannula’s Insertion Features
Cardiovascular surgeons know inserting a cannula into the femoral vein is a very delicate procedure. Femoral venous cannulae with a blunt introducer tip and a short, stepped transition from introducer to cannula may require increased push force during the insertion. This can cause damage to the guidewire as well as trauma to the patient’s femoral vein; damage surgeons make every effort to avoid.
When exploring a new femoral venous cannula, one of the focus points for a cardiovascular surgeon is its insertion features. Surgeons often want to feel the introducer tip and see the transition from introducer to cannula. They often ask how “clean” or “smooth” the transition from introducer to cannula body is to determine how atraumatic the device will be on the femoral vein.
Surge Cardiovascular’s ALPINE Femoral Venous Cannula features a high-quality introducer with three distinct characteristics to help improve insertion; a flexible elongated tip designed to improve percutaneous insertion, an extended graduated taper for smooth dilatation of the vein, and a smooth transition from introducer to cannula body. Collectively, these features provide for smooth insertion into the femoral vein with both percutaneous and cut-down approaches.
The ALPINE Femoral Venous Cannulae provides transitions to help to achieve optimal flow performance with proximal baskets and features 28 slotted drainage holes for greater flow rates. The ElastEon™ construction flaunts the durability of polyurethane and the flexibility and bio-stability of silicone. The ALPINE is available in sizes 20-28 French to accommodate patient size.
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