Vascular Access Centers in Lafayette, LA was the first site to deploy the VASCADE™ Vascular Closure System upon its approval in the United States.
(Lafayette, LA) March 13, 2013 – Vascular Access Centers (VAC) is proud to announce the use of the first VASCADE™ Vascular Closure System upon its approval in the United States.
Developed by Cardiva Medical, Inc., VASCADE™ is an extravascular closure device which utilizes a unique delivery system based on a proprietary collapsible disc technology. This technology provides temporary hemostasis during the procedure which eliminates the need for an intra-vascular component.
The device was first used by Vascular Access Centers during a procedure conducted at the VAC of Southwest Louisiana in Lafayette, LA. Two days later the device was utilized during a procedure at the VAC of New Orleans in Metairie, LA.
According to Dr. James McGuckin, who performed both operations, the device offers patients significant advantages over conventional extravascular closure devices. “The VASCADE™ Vascular Closure System is a safe and effective alternative to manual compression,”
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About Vascular Access Centers:
Vascular Access Centers provide comprehensive dialysis access maintenance including thrombectomy/
Centers also offer additional expanded services including central venous access for oncology, nutritional and medication delivery, venous insufficiency and other related venous disorders, venous ulcer/non-healing ulcer treatments, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), limb salvage, uterine fibroid embolization and pain management.
Certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology, the physicians at Vascular Access Centers (VAC) are among the nation’s leaders in vascular technology, combining decades of experience with state of the art technology to provide the highest quality vascular care.