A stepless needle-dilator for expedient percutaneous catheterization: Technical note

Jeffrey D. Robinson, Paul H. Eikens, Tony P. Smith, David W. Hunter, Zeev Vlodaver, Wilfrido R. Castañeda-Zúñiga, Kurt Amplatz

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Abstract

A new stepless needle-dilator is described which allows arterial puncture and dilation in a single step using a single wall puncture technique. The new needle-dilator causes significantly less arterial damage than a conventional dilator (p<0.05). Additionally, time and cost savings are realized by clinical users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-332
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1990

Keywords

  • Angiography, technology
  • Catheters and catheterization
  • Needles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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