Intravenous products: AngioDynamics announced today it has achieved the national launch of the newly redesigned Centros self-centering, chronic hemodialysis access catheter.
The Centros hemodialysis access catheter employs Curved Tip Catheter Technology that is designed to provide higher blood flow and lower recirculation. When it is placed in the lower portion of the superior vena cava, the Centros catheter’s curved tips keep the ports of the catheter centered, away from the vein walls. This is intended to prevent clots from forming or fibrin sheathing in which a fibrous protein in the blood coats the catheter, eventually closing up the openings and compromising its function. The Centros catheter design features also include an improved, lower-profile fiber cuff to maximize tissue ingrowth for anchoring and for ease of removal.