CardiacAssist Launches Protek17 Arterial Cannula
Protek17 arterial cannula offers new features designed to improve patient safety during temporary circulatory support
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CardiacAssist announced the launch of the Protek17™ Arterial Cannula, a key component of the TandemHeart® temporary circulatory support platform used to rest the heart and circulate blood for patients with severe cardiac dysfunction. Protek17 is designed for improved patient safety and ease of use, with new features including suture wings for secure attachment to the patient and a rubber stop to prevent over-insertion, a common cause of vascular access site bleeding.
“The Protek17 cannula represents a major milestone for our company and is the first in a family of products we plan to launch in the near future”
“The Protek17 cannula represents a major milestone for our company and is the first in a family of products we plan to launch in the near future,” said John Marous, President & CEO of CardiacAssist. “We will continue to focus on new product development and the advancement of clinical science to improve the quality of circulatory support therapy across a wide spectrum of patient needs.”
The Protek17 cannula is FDA-cleared and has been successfully deployed in multiple TandemHeart cases during a limited commercial release in 2013, and it is now available for full commercial distribution. For more information, please visit CardiacAssist.com.
The FDA-cleared TandemHeart system has provided critical heart support to thousands of patients in the top cardiac centers worldwide. The system's unique left atrial cannulation creates a fully percutaneous extracorporeal blood circuit to bypass the left ventricle, augmenting the flow of blood by up to 5.0 L/min.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, privately-held CardiacAssist is a growing medical technology company that developed the world’s first FDA-cleared and CE-marked short-term extracorporeal circulatory support system for both cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.
Alison Gerlach, 412-963-7770
Product Marketing Manager
Posted: September 2013