Bluegrass Vascular Technologies recently announced the publication of a paper featured on the cover of the June 2022 issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery (JVS). The paper reports the use of the company’s Surfacer system to perform an ‘Inside-Out’ procedure and obtain central venous access in a haemodialysis patient presenting with severely symptomatic superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome.
The procedure was performed by Alexandros Mallios (Hôpital Paris Saint-Joseph, Paris, France) and his team.
“Our paper is the first to report on a fully extraanatomical, minimally invasive approach resulting in the bridging of a functioning upper extremity access to the SVC,” stated Mallios. “The use of the Surfacer system enabled us to quickly and efficiently obtain central venous access after two previous attempts to recanalise the central vein occlusion using other approaches were unsuccessful.”
“The case report presented by Dr Mallios and his colleagues further demonstrates the broad clinical utility of the Surfacer system to help facilitate gaining venous access in patients with central venous obstructions,” said Gabriele Niederauer, CEO and president of Bluegrass Vascular. “We congratulate Dr Mallios and his team on having a featured covered story in JVS associated with this interesting case, which included the use of the Surfacer system.”
This follows an announcement from April 2022 in which Bluegrass Vascular highlighted a paper, published in the Journal of Vascular Access, that detailed the use of the Surfacer system to perform the Inside-Out procedure via a transcollateral approach.
Earlier this year, the company also closed US$5 million in convertible debt financing to support the commercial expansion of its Surfacer system.