Device detects bleeds during endovascular procedures

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

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.

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.