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Avalon Elite 

Avalon Elite 

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.

Overview

Take the advantage

Single-site venous vessel access during ECMO

Minimizing patient trauma

For critically ill patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), cannulation can be traumatic 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).

Avalon Elite catheter

A single-site venous vessel access

Brings advantages like freeing the femoral vein, which facilitates patient participation in physical therapy 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

 

A special advantage of the bi-caval catheter design is the decreased risk of recirculation.[1]

Features & Benefits

  • A broad range of sizes for all patient types: neonatal, pediatric or adult
  • Radiopaque to assist in catheter insertion and placement for excellent positioning control
  • Constructed with an exclusive material that combines the durability of polyurethane with the flexibility and biostability of silicone
  • Wire reinforcement for increased kink resistance

  • Ultra-thin membrane deviding reinfusion from drainage lumen enables large inner lumen diameters for excellent flow characteristics
  • Smooth transition between introducer and catheter tip
  • Tapered introducer tip for percutaneous insertion
  • Physicians can customize the introducer tip extension based on personal preference
Avalon Elite Vascular Access Kits

Avalon Elite Vascular Access Kits

  • Support vascular cannulation procedures to ensure safe vascular access.
  • Enables vascular access by Seldinger Technique
  • Extended dilator tip designed for smooth vessel insertion and guide wire tracking
  • Large range of dilator sizes accept standard 0.038” guide wires
  • Non-coated stainless steel guide wire displays 10 cm incremental depth markings.

Downloads

All references

  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