The PA-C10-TOX implantable telemetry device is a miniature blood pressure device that is implanted in the femoral groove and the attached catheter is advanced into the iliac artery or abdominal aorta. This device is used in conjunction with DSI’s Jacket External Telemetry (JET™ BP).
This indwelling catheter is placed into the femoral artery, which is permanently ligated, and the pressure sensing tip is advanced upstream into the free-flowing blood of the iliac artery or abdominal aorta. Collateral circulation then provides blood flow to the limb distal to the point where the femoral artery was ligated. If permanent ligation of the femoral artery is not desirable, blood flow can be temporarily occluded, and the catheter can be introduced and sealed in place with a purse-string suture or tissue adhesive thus restoring blood flow past the catheter once the occlusion is discontinued. The procedure below will describe complete ligation of the femoral artery.
The PA-C10 TOX implantable devices are not intended for use in humans. It is a misuse of these devices, and a possible violation of law, to use these devices in humans.
For additional questions regarding JET BP surgical implantation, please reach out to DSI's surgical team at email@example.com.