Gastrointestinal bleedings are one of the main indications for gastrointestinal endoscopies. Bleeding treatment is a challenge depending on the location and severity.
In conventional haemostasis, thermal procedure (argon plasma coagulations), mechanical procedure (clips, band ligatures) and also injection with epinephrin or tissue adhesives are used.
Newer procedures rely on haemostatic powders to stop bleedings. Thereby it is well known in medicine, that haemostatic devices are used in endoscopic procedures in conjunction with an applicator.
Hemostatic device for intraluminal gastrointestinal use
A hemostatic device for intraluminal gastrointestinal use is a prescription device that is endoscopically applied to the upper and/or lower gastrointestinal tract and is intended to produce hemostasis via absorption of fluid or by other physical means.
Indications for use
Endoscopic Hemostat is used for hemostasis of non-variceal gastrointestinal bleeding.