Vascular Solutions Launches the R-Band Radial Compression Device
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – October 31, 2012 — Vascular Solutions announces the immediate availability of the R-Band radial compression device in the United States.
Vascular Solutions is the exclusive distributor of the R-Band device in the U.S. under an agreement entered into with Lepu Medical Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd., the developer and manufacturer of the device.
The R-Band, which has received 510(k) clearance, is a radial compression device that is used by interventional cardiologists to achieve hemostasis following transradial diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures.
The device consists of a soft plastic wrist strap with adjustable hook and loop fasteners, two inflatable compression balloons, and an inflation syringe with a proprietary connector tip. After applying the strap around the patient’s wrist, the physician inflates the compression balloons to apply gentle pressure to the puncture site of the radial artery, while maintaining flow through the ulnar artery. The clear plastic strap and clear compression balloons allow the clinician to visualize the access site during the entire process. The R-Band is available in three sizes: 24cm, 27cm and 29cm.
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