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In an intensive-care setting where patients may require frequent (perhaps two hourly) blood-gas testing, arterial catheterization may be justified because it allows not only convenient and painless access to arterial blood but also continuous blood-pressure monitoring.
The new device, which is approved for both diagnostic and interventional procedures, gives physicians an improved method for sealing arterial catheterization access sites.
announced the worldwide launch of Safeguard*, an innovative, inflatable pressure-dressing designed to maintain hemostasis after manual compression for arterial catheterization procedures.