Ind., August 8, 2011 – In an
effort to provide surgeons and nurses with an advanced tool to better monitor
blood flow during free flap procedures, Cook Medical has launched the Doppler
DP-M350 Blood Flow Monitor, a medical device at the forefront of transplant and
“Cooks Doppler DP-M350 Blood Flow Monitor has the ability
to detect changes in blood flow immediately following transplant and
reconstructive surgeries so a surgeon can intervene before free flap failure,”
said Andy Cron, vice president of Cook Medicals Surgery business unit. “We are
proud to offer surgeons this latest enhancement to the Doppler system, and look
forward to working with some of the worlds leading medical institutions to
help improve overall patient care.”
With flow indication lights and audio confirmation, Cooks
Doppler system allows surgeons to continuously monitor for loss of patency or
“The ability to identify a blood flow problem quickly is
important because there is a short critical window of time during which the
surgeon can salvage a struggling free tissue transfer,” said Dr. Michael
Gimbel, an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
“Cooks Doppler system has the unique ability to monitor difficult-to-reach
vascular areas and detect a stop in blood flow so a surgeon can intervene
before its too late. Additionally, the Cook system aids in flap insetting, as
it can help detect a vessel kink prior to leaving the OR.”
The Doppler DP-M350 Blood Flow Monitor received U.S. Food
and Drug Administration clearance in March 2011.
About Cook Medical
Founded in 1963, Cook Medical pioneered many of the medical devices now commonly
used to perform minimally invasive medical procedures throughout the body.
Today, the company integrates medical devices, drugs and biologics to enhance
patient safety and improve clinical outcomes. Since its inception, Cook has
operated as a family-held private corporation.
For more information, visit www.cookmedical.com.
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Dr. Michael Gimbel has no financial relationship with Cook