Sheathless technique of Ash Split-Cath insertion.

@article{Patel2001SheathlessTO,
  title={Sheathless technique of Ash Split-Cath insertion.},
  author={Anand Singh Patel and Stephen Hofkin and David Charles Ball and Gillian Cohen and Douglas Campbell Smith},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          376-8
        }
}
A novel technique for insertion of the Ash Split-Cath without a peel-away sheath to decrease the potential for air embolism is described. A retrospective review of 62 attempted Ash Split-Cath insertions at three hospitals was made. Conversion to the usual technique using a sheath was necessary in four cases, mostly because of extensive scarring from previous catheters. There was no air embolus, hematoma, or immediate catheter malfunction. The authors believe that the occurrence of air embolism… CONTINUE READING
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