Medgadget: Saranas SOS warns of bleeding during cath lab procedures

While catheter-based interventional procedures have major advantages, there’s always a chance that a vessel can get ruptured when introducing the sheath through which instruments are snaked to the treatment site. Undetected, this kind of bleeding can have serious consequences for patients, sometimes even leading to death. A new device from Saranas, a Houston, Texas firm, may soon be commonplace in cath labs for detecting bleeding due to ruptured vessels.