Teleflex gets US FDA nod for Arrow VPS Rhythm with optional TipTracker technology

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Teleflex has announced that its Arrow VPS Rhythm device with optional TipTracker technology has been issued 510(k) clearance so that the device can be commercialised in the USA.

Arrow VPS Rhythm device is a simple and versatile solution that provides electrocardiogram-based tip confirmation in a highly portable and lightweight design, a press release from the company says.

The device assists in placement and confirmation of a catheter tip in the superior vena-cava-cavoatrial junction; it may be used with a broad range of catheter types and brands. Intravascular P-wave changes are saved as the catheter approaches the superior vena-cava, helping to identify the lower 1/3 of the superior vena-cava, near the cavoatrial junction, eliminating the need for confirmatory chest X-ray or fluoroscopy in adult patients. When paired with the single-use TipTracker stylet for insertion of peripherally-inserted central catheters (PICCs), the Arrow VPS Rhythm device provides real-time visual navigation by tracing the catheter pathway with a blue line on a colour screen. The device has an expansive sphere of visual navigation to provide easy navigation of the PICC during insertion.

“This clearance positions us to provide catheter tip placement solutions that meet customer’s unique therapeutic and budgetary needs,” said Jay White, president and general manager, Vascular Division of Teleflex.