DAIC Blog: Enhancing Efficiency and Patient Care with a Modern Injector


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Read this blog to explore the various features and functions of the ACIST CVI® Contrast Delivery Systems. It highlights the range of abilities CVI® has in terms of device capabilities, setup options, and use-case applications. Learn how these features can positively impact the cath lab as a whole including: healthcare professionals, hospitals, and of course patients. CVI® is known for its versatility in the cath lab. The user has the ability to adjust various parameters and perform seamless transitions between procedures. The device also has versatility in setup, allowing the user to mount the system on a rail or cart. Furthermore, the screen and control panel can be separated from the injector head, giving the healthcare professional the ability to position the device as they like. CVI® also supports a full range of catheter sizes, including 4Fr. The system also has a multiuse syringe, which allows for up to six procedures to be performed with improved workflow management and reduced contrast waste. Lastly the CVI® can be used in various procedure types, including: right heart, left heart, structural/TAVR, peripheral, and other interventions. Continue reading to learn more about ACIST CVI® and how Dr. Vamsi S. Krishna, Interventional Cardiology Specialist at Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis and Ascension Seton Hays, uses it in the cath lab.

BLOG: Making a Case for the Variable Rate Contrast Injector


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Dr. Maurice Alston, Interventional Cardiologist at the Tennova Medical Center in Cleveland, TN, provides insights into the significance of variable rate contrast injectors. He explains that using a hand manifold system can be difficult at times and can also create a constant worry of having air embolism. Dr. Alston also speaks on the link between contrast volume and contrast-induced acute kidney injuries (CI-AKI) during angiography procedures. To address these concerns, Dr. Alston gathered procedure data from his department, which he presented to Tennova Medical Center leadership. As a result, the hospital later adopted the ACIST CVi® Contrast Delivery System.


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Ultra-Low Contrast Imaging and PCI

Dr. Ziad A. Ali, Interventional Cardiologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Heart Center, emphasizes the significance of reducing contrast exposure and utilizing the least nephrotoxic contrast agents in angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention, particularly in patients with pre-existing chronic kidney disease. By implementing intravenous volume hydration, ensuring appropriate catheter engagement, and limiting contrast injection volume, the risk of acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) can be mitigated. The ACIST CVi® Contrast Delivery System addresses these concerns by offering controlled volume and rise settings, as well as the ability to record injection volume for documentation purposes. During cardiovascular intervention other physiology and imaging devices (IVUS) are often used as well. The ACIST HDi® HD IVUS System with enhanced imaging modes provides a better defined IVUS image for preprocedural planning and post procedural assessment. The ACIST RXi® Rapid Exchange FFR System along with the ACIST Navvus® II MicroCatheter give you the freedom to quickly and easily assess Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) and dPR (diastolic Pressure Ration) using you 0.014” guidewire of choice. Continue reading to learn more.


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Making the Case for CI-AKI Prevention With the ACIST CVi™ Contrast Delivery System

In this article by Dr. Sandeep Krishnan, Interventional and Structural Cardiologist at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, KY, we look at how the ACIST CVi® Contrast Delivery System can benefit medical professionals’ practices and their catheterization labs. CVi® has many safety features that can help reduce the risk of air injection. Not only does the CVi® System have various beneficial safety features, but it is seen by Dr. Krishnan as having a simpler and quicker setup than the traditional hand manifold. It is important to know that CVi® works on coronary cases as well as peripheral and structural procedures. Dr. Krishnan goes on to answer more questions regarding controlling contrast injection, usability of large-volume injections, and support for doing a peripheral runoff. Furthermore, he expands on how often contrast needs to be filled, how it reduces contrast use, along with backing the investment. Continue reading to learn more about the CVi® Contrast Delivery System, its uses, and benefits.


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ACIST CVi Knowledge Leadership

Discover the insights of Dr. Mark Rothenberg, Medical Director at Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory JFK Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL, regarding the ACIST CVi™ Contrast Delivery System. Dr. Rothenberg has dedicated over two decades to his career in interventional cardiology, where he recognized the significance of efficient contrast delivery. Delve into the details of Dr. Rothenberg’s background and gain an understanding of his rationale for choosing the CVi® system.


Background: Contrast delivery has been an important concern for Dr. Rothenberg since he began his interventional cardiology career over 20 years ago. Throughout his practice many of his patients have been elderly with compromised renal function – this at greater risk for CI-AKI. As a proctor for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). DR. Rothenberg is also keenly interested in anything that helps advance this alternative to open heart surgery. We asked Dr. Rothenberg for his insights on the value ACIST CVi® brings to his patients, clinicians, and hospital systems.


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