Inside-Out Upper Body Venous Access: First in Human Experience with a Novel Approach Using the Surfacer System

March 1, 2014

PUBLICATION: Cath Lab Digest: Volume 22 – Issue 3, March 2014

Severe renal dysfunction and venous occlusive disease is a major cause of morbidity, mortality, and increased medical costs, especially within the dialysis population. The long-term risks of central venous access include occlusion, which can occur within days of catheter placement and is a common problem in patients requiring repeated access or semi-permanent access.