Celsite® ECG

Venous access ports for accurate ECG guided catheter positioning

Celsite® ECG Access Port Systems are indicated for any condition that requires mid to long-term intermittent or continuous venous infusion.
They are intended to be used for repeated, intravenous administration of, for example, chemotherapy, antibiotic and anti-viral drugs, parenteral nutrition, blood sampling or transfusion.

The catheter of Celsite® ECG can be placed via intra-atrial ECG detection. This allows accurate placement of the catheter tip at the cavo-atrial junction without intraoperative fluoroscopy. The position of the catheter trip is monitored by changes in the P-wave.

Special Features

  • Accurate catheter tip placement via intra-atrial ECG detection
  • Available with radiopaque "CT" marking (except for the US market) which indicates power injectability of the port on x-ray
  • Compact port design with enlarged puncture area in relation to the port housing size
  • High pressure resistance up to 325 PSI ( 22,4 bar)

General Features

  • Anatomic design and lower profiled nose for simplified insertion and patient comfort
  • Titanium chamber for enhanced security
  • Also available in small sizes to facilitate implantation in paediatric and underweight patients
  • High density silicone septum for reliable puncture and to ensure maximum port life
  • 2 suture holes to facilitate fixation of the port
  • The radiopaque catheter is graduated from 5 cm in order to facilitate an easy, precise and safe implantation
  • Rounded atraumatic catheter tip
  • Reliable radiopaque connection ring with anti-kink protection
  • MRI compatible, Latex, DEHP and PVC free

Available Implantation Technique

  • Seldinger

Additional Information

  • Universal adapter is required for connection with ECG monitor (B. Braun Certodyn Universal Adapter, Reference 4150228)
  • Feasibility of this method has been shown in numerous clinical publications and clinical routine e.g.:
    • M. Stas, et al., ESJO 2011; 27: 316-320: Peroperative intravasal electrographic control of catheter tip position in access ports placed by venous cut-down technique, ESJO 2011; 27: 316-320, M. Stas, et al.
    • Pittiruti M et al., J Vasc Access. 2011 Feb: The intracavitary ECG method for positioning the tip of central venous catheters: results of an Italian multicenter study.
    • Pelagatti C, J Vasc Access. 2011 Oct-Dec: Endovascular electrocardiography to guide placement of totally implantable central venous catheters in oncologic patients.