First-in-Human Study of the Saranas Early Bird Bleed Monitoring System for the Detection of Endovascular Procedure-Related Bleeding Events.

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OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and accuracy of the Early Bird Bleed Monitoring System (EBBMS; Saranas) for the detection of access-site related bleeds in humans undergoing endovascular procedures. BACKGROUND: Bleeding complications after endovascular procedures are frequent and associated with poor prognosis. The EBBMS is a novel technology designed to detect in real time the onset, progression, and severity of internal bleeds. METHODS: The EBBMS was used during and after endovascular procedures, either as a venous or arterial access sheath. The primary endpoint was the level of agreement in bleed detection between the Saranas EBBMS and postprocedural computed tomography. RESULTS: From August 2018 to December 2018, a total of 60 patients from five United States sites were enrolled and underwent elective endovascular procedures (transcatheter aortic valve replacement [67%], percutaneous coronary intervention [13%], percutaneous ventricular assist device [8%], balloon aortic valvuloplasty [7%], transcatheter mitral valve repair/replacement [4%], and endovascular aneurysmal repair [2%]). The EBBMS detected the absence of bleeds in 21 patients (35%) and bleeds in 39 patients (65%), with bleeding severity level 1 in 20 patients (33%), level 2 in 15 patients (25%), and level 3 in 4 patients (7%). Bleeding detection occurred during the procedure in 31% of patients and post procedure in 69% of patients. The level of agreement between the EBBMS and computed tomography scan was high (Cohen's kappa=0.84). No device-related complications were reported. CONCLUSIONS: The EBBMS was safe across a variety of endovascular procedures and detected bleeding events with a high level of agreement with postprocedural computed tomography scan.

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Cited Authors

  • Généreux, P; Nazif, TM; George, JK; Barker, CM; Klodell, CT; Slater, JP; Razavi, M; Bueche, K; Patel, MR; Kaki, A; Kirtane, AJ; Syed, ZA; Muhs, BE; Karmpaliotis, D

Published Date

  • July 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 255 - 261

PubMed ID

  • 32507753

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-2501


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States