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Avalon Elite Catheter

Bi-Caval Dual Lumen Catheter

The world’s first single site, kink protected, veno-venous bi-caval dual lumen catheter designed to enable optimal extracorporeal life support.

Take the advantage - single-site venous vessel access during ECMO

Minimizing patient trauma.

For critically ill patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), vascular access can be challenging to the vasculature. With the Avalon Elite Bi-Caval Dual-Lumen Catheter, only one cannula is inserted into the patient’s internal jugular vein.

The world’s first single site, kink resistant, veno-venous device

It matches the body’s natural flow ratios by simultaneously removing deoxygenated blood from both the superior vena cava (SVC) and inferior vena cava (IVC), and returning oxygenated blood to the right atrium (RA).

A single-site venous vessel access

Brings advantages like freeing the femoral vein, which facilitates patient mobilization or preserves it as another access point.

If extubated on ECMO, the patient can be more easily mobilized.

In addition, by not cannulating the femoral vein and using just one site for vessel access, there is one less site for infection and a reduction in nursing care. It also decreases chances for accidential dislodgement.[1]

Avalon Elite catheter

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Single-site venous vessel access during ECMO

  • Radiopaque to assist in catheter insertion and placement for excellent positioning control
  • Smooth transition between introducer and catheter tip
  • Tapered introducer tip for percutaneous insertion

Excellent flow characteristics

  • Catheter material that combines the durability of polyurethane with the flexibility and biostability of silicone
  • Increased kink resistance due to wire reinforcement
  • Ultra-thin membrane separating reinfusion from drainage lumen allows for large internal lumen diameters

Seven sizes to accommodate all patients

  • A broad range of sizes for all patient types: neonatal, pediatric or adult
  • Physicians can customize the introducer tip extension based on personal preference

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  1. 1. “Use of Bicaval Dual-Lumen Catheter for Adult Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation”; Jeffrey Javidfar, MD, Daniel Brodie, MD, Dongfang Wang, MD, PhD, Ali N. Ibrahimiye, MD, Jonathan Yang, MD, Joseph B. Zwischenberger, MD, Joshua Sonett, MD, and Matthew Bacchetta, MD; Ann Thorac Surg 2011;91:1763–9