Device detects bleeds during endovascular procedures

Early Bird system senses events in real-time in patients undergoing TAVR

A device designed to give early warning of a bleed during endovascular procedures has been demonstrated to be safe and accurate in its first test in human patients, a conference has heard.

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The Saranas Early Bird Bleed Monitoring System successfully detected bleeding events among 60 patients undergoing transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR) and other procedures at five centres, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography Interventions annual meeting in Las Vegas, US, was told in May.

The device, invented at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston, US, detected