VascuTape is a flexible, medical-grade tape for use during any vascular procedure involving fluoroscopy or radiography. Providing a simple way to cross-reference precisely between the inside and outside of a patient’s body and to accurately size or locate tributaries or lesions beneath the skin, VascuTape Radiopaque Tape can be used for stent placements, identifying fistula locations, PTA procedures during in situ bypass grafting, vena cava filter placement, atherectomy, and balloon catheter insertions.
- Reduces the need for exposure to contrast media.
- Flexible tape follows patient contours and does not tear under normal use.
- Smaller skin incisions; less wound necrosis.
- Applies directly to patient’s skin with more accurate lesion locating, more precise stent and catheter sizing, and reduced contrast injections. Will move with the patient.
VascuTape Radiopaque Tape can be applied to the skin before any radiological procedure. The radiopaque markings are visible both to the eye and to an x-ray machine or fluoroscope, allowing for cross-referencing precisely between the inside and outside of a patient’s body. Different types of VascuTape are available for different procedures. Glow ‘N Tell® (30 cm), LeMaitre’s original tape product, has centimeter markings and the LeMaitre® Stent Guide (270 mm) has millimeter markings.
Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA): Glow ‘N Tell Radiopaque Tape allows the interventionalist to accurately size the lesion, facilitating the proper PTA balloon sizing. It also provides reproducible landmarks for balloon deployment, ensuring a successful procedure and minimizing the amount of angiographic dye needed.
Stent placement: The LeMaitre Stent Guide allows the interventionalist to accurately size the stent needed and minimizes the amount of angiographic dye injected.
In Situ Vein Bypass: Using Glow ‘N Tell Radiopaque Tape allows you to locate fistulae during in situ bypass, minimizing the size of incisions needed in the procedure.
Plaque Excision: Glow ‘N Tell Radiopaque Tape allows you to create a precise roadmap of the lesion as you prepare for plaque excision. This roadmap enables precise device positioning and minimizes dye injections.
Manufactured by LeMaitre Vascular, Inc., U.S.A.