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1. (WO2018007471) INTRODUCER SHEATH FOR VASCULAR ACCESS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/007471    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/066837
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61M 25/00
A61M 25/06
Applicants: ABIOMED EUROPE GMBH
Inventors: SIESS, Thorsten
ABOULHOSN, Walid
KIRCHHOFF, Frank
Title: INTRODUCER SHEATH FOR VASCULAR ACCESS
Abstract:
An introducer sheath (10) for providing vascular access in a patient's body comprises a tubular body (11) having a proximal end (12) and a distal end (13), the distal end (13) being configured to be inserted into a patient's vessel (50) to allow a medical device (100) to be inserted from the proximal end (12) through the tubular body (11) out of the distal end (13) into the patient's vessel (50). The tubular body (11) includes a recoil section (31) that has a radial compressibility which is higher than a radial compressibility of at least a portion of the tubular body (11) that is distal to the recoil section (31). This enables the patient's vessel (50) and surrounding tissue (51) to recoil at the puncture site (52), which is advantageous for the patient, e.g. with respect to wound healing.