Teleflex Receives Innovative Technology Designation from Vizient for LMA® Gastro™ Airway
Designation recognizes products that bring improvements to the health care industry
The LMA® Gastro™ Airway from
The use of moderate-to-deep sedation during endoscopy is a common
practice. Respiratory depression from sedative drugs and airway
obstruction requiring intervention are known risks associated with
endoscopic procedures, with studies demonstrating that hypoxemia can
occur in 11-50% of cases.1-3 In
“Teleflex continues to develop innovative airway management products
through collaboration with clinicians around the world. The introduction
of LMA® Gastro™ provides a controlled airway management solution for
many higher risk patients undergoing routine upper GI procedures,” said
“The Vizient Innovative Technology Exchange offers medical technology
suppliers the opportunity to demonstrate their products and gain direct
feedback from the approximately 1,500 clinical experts who attend the
event. Following exploration of the technological capabilities of the
LMA® Gastro™ Airway at the Exchange, attendees recommended it receive an
Innovative Technology designation. Congratulations to
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