Catheter Tip Positioning Systems

ARROW® G4 Vascular Positioning System


Technology Comparison

TIP LOCATION

ECG ONLY

ARROW® VPS G4 DEVICE

Technology utilized

ECG

Intravascular ECG + intravascular Doppler + unique software algorithm

Tip position indication

Subjective ECG waveform interpretation

Blue Bullseye symbol, ECG waveform, Doppler

Landing zone range

Variable up to 5 cm1

Lower 1/3 SVC-CAJ (2.33 cm)

Patient exclusions

Yes; abnormal P-wave precludes use

No; can be used in all adult patients for Doppler flow guidance

Includes navigation technology

No

Yes; all inclusive solution


NAVIGATION

MAGNETIC

ARROW® VPS G4 DEVICE

Detects arterial positioning

No

Yes

Prevents azygos placement

No

Yes

Can be used with pacemakers

May disrupt pacemakers

Yes

Confirms tip is away from vessel wall

No

Yes

Can be used with sitting and/or obese patients

No

Yes


GENERAL

COMBINED ECG + MAGNETIC

ARROW® VPS G4 DEVICE

Maintains measured catheter length

No; must add 5 cm

Yes

Sold as stand-alone for use with other catheters

No

Yes; can be used with catheters with a minimum inner lumen diameter of 0.021”

References:

1 Jeon Y, et al. Transesophageal echocardiographic evaluation of ECG-guided central venous catheter placement, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (2006) 53:10, 978-983

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