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Device percutaneous catheter for creation of an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access
Definition Percutaneous catheter for creation of an arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis access. This device is a single use percutaneous catheter system that creates an arteriovenous fistula in the arm of patients with chronic kidney disease who need hemodialysis.
Physical State The percutaneous catheter is generally constructed of synthetic materials such as plastic and introduced into the body using a guidewire. The catheter may be manufactured in multiple sizes to allow for the creation of a fistula in vessels of different sizes. The catheter may or may not be connected to a power source to deliver energy to the site of fistula creation. The catheter may incorporate additional technology to facilitate the alignment and connection between the artery and the vein.
Technical Method The catheter creates an arteriovenous fistula (AVF), which is a physical connection between an artery and an adjacent vein, by mechanical means or by delivering energy such as heat or radiofrequency (RF) energy. The fistula allows high-pressure blood from the artery to flow into the vein, which increases the size of the vein and allows needle access for hemodialysis.
Target Area Arteriovenous fistulas created in the blood vessels of the arm. These may include radiocephalic, brachiocephalic, brachiobasilic, and ulnar artery-ulnar vein fistulas.
Regulation Medical Specialty Cardiovascular
Review Panel Cardiovascular
Product CodePQK
Premarket Review Office of Device Evaluation (ODE)
Division of Cardiovascular Devices (DCD)
Vascular Surgery Devices Branch (VSDB)
Submission Type 510(k)
Regulation Number 870.1252
Device Class 2
Total Product Life Cycle (TPLC) TPLC Product Code Report
GMP Exempt? No
Summary Malfunction
Implanted Device? No
Life-Sustain/Support Device? No
Third Party Review Not Third Party Eligible