Merit Medical has announced the launch of its SafeGuard Focus Cool compression device.
It is part of a broader cardiac portfolio that offers products and accessories necessary for cardiac rhythm management, electrophysiology, and lead extraction procedures as well as interventional cardiac resynchronisation therapy, the company said in a press release.
The new compression device builds upon the original SafeGuard Focus, a device that provides compression over closed surgical sites which can assist haemostasis in patients with pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) pockets.
“Access site complications, including swelling, discomfort, bleeding, and infections, are things that concern physicians after pacemaker and ICD implants. They may impact the patient experience, create clinical risk, and prolong hospitalisation. Physicians are looking for solutions to improve post-implant care,” said Grant Simons (Englewood Health NJ, Englewood, USA). “In my practice, I have already seen the advantages of SafeGuard Focus in providing controlled compression with a simple, convenient device. We see adding a cooling feature to the device as an advantage for our patients.”
Simons and his team were the first globally to use the SafeGuard Focus Cool compression device on patients.