SafeSept Makes it Easier and Safer
A specially designed guidewire of 135 cm / 0.014″ with a flexible J shape sharpened guidewire tip to safety cross the interatrial septum at the fossa ovalis when supported by a transseptal introducer. After penetration, the tip of the wire assumes a ‘J’ shape, rendering it incapable of further tissue penetration.
Crossing Tough Atrial Septums
SafeSept helps in 2 ways
- The use of SafeSept reduces the force to cross the atrial septum by 77%
- By “parking” the tip of the SafeSept wire in one of the left pulmonary veins, prior to attempting to cross with the transeptal needle, the left atrial wall is protected should the needle jump across even when the septum is grossly tented.
Reducing the Procedural Complication Rate
The safe crossing position can be determined prior to the large gauge transseptal needle puncture. If the tip of the SafeSept cannot be easily parked in one of the pulmonary veins, the puncture site is probably in the wrong place. The SafeSept wire is then simply withdrawn and the transseptal needle tip repositioned. SafeSept is only 0.014 in diameter, the risk of an adverse event due to an attempted crossing at an incorrect location is very low.
SafeSept is a simpler alternative to the RF Transseptal Needle