The PreludeSYNC DISTAL compression device (Merit Medical) is now available in US, European, Middle Eastern, African, and Asia-Pacific markets. The device is the first product specifically designed to achieve haemostasis of the radial artery during procedures where access is gained via the distal radial artery.
Designed, according to a company press release, “with a comfortable band and a large window for site visibility”, the PreludeSYNC DISTAL compression device is applied over the arteriotomy, allowing the clinician to slowly inflate the balloon with air while simultaneously removing the sheath. It then maintains pressure at the site to allow the access wound to achieve patent haemostasis.
Merit is also answering demand for distal access training through its ThinkRadial course, with the next one taking place on 9 February 2019. The course will feature a dedicated three-hour session specific to distal radial access, which will be streamed live online and available to interventional cardiologists and radiologists who want to learn the distal technique. Additional information about other ThinkRadial courses, including registration, may be found on the programme’s website.
The live streaming event features Ferdinand Kiemeneij from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, widely considered the “father of transradial intervention”; Sandeep Nathan, an interventional cardiologist in Chicago, USA; and Darren Klass, an interventional radiologist based in Vancouver, Canada.