Retrograde Insertion Benefits

Technique to improve overall placement accuracy

By placing the tip first, then tunneling back to the exit site, retrograde insertion helps deliver optimal tip placement, high flow rates and safe, reliable extended use.1

In particular, retrograde insertion:

  • Facilitates fast, precise tip placement within the right atrium
  • Helps create a smooth, contoured tunnel tract that:
    • Minimizes catheter kinking
    • Inhibits catheter migration
    • Minimizes retrograde bleeding
    • Permits reproducible cuff positioning and exit site location

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References:

1. DaVanzo, W. "Efficacy and Safety of a Retrograde-Tunneled Hemodialysis Catheter—6-Month Clinical Experience With the Cannon Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter." Journal of Vascular Access, January - March 2005, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 38–44.

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