Cook Medical today announced the launch and first use of its Advance CS coronary sinus infusion catheter and Compass CT disposable pressure transducer designed for treating heart failure patients.
The CS catheter is a percutaneous balloon infusion catheter designed for use in retrograde coronary sinus infusion procedures to infuse therapeutic agents into the heart via the coronary venous system, while the Compass CT pressure transducer monitors infusion pressure and pressure in the heart during the procedure, the Bloomington, Ind.-based company said.
“Using the Advance CS coronary sinus infusion catheter, clinicians can deliver therapeutics, including cell and gene therapies, in an out-patient setting. What we once performed on patients through invasive surgery can now be done in a minimally invasive procedure, lowering medical costs, increasing patient safety and delivering the most effective biologics to treat each patient. In the evolution of gene and cell therapies, this is a revolutionary medical device for both clinicians and patients,” Dr. Amit Patel of the University of Miami Health System said in a prepared statement.
Last month, Cook Medical announced plans to acquire a Winston-Salem, N.C.-based former cigarette facility, with plans to convert it into a medical device manufacturing facility.