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General questions you may have

What is REBOA?

Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) is a procedure that is used to temporarily occlude large blood vessels and a tool in the broader Endovascular Resuscitation and Trauma Management (EVTM) concept.

REBOA is mainly used in patients with non-compressible torso hemorrhage to help maintain blood flow to the brain and heart, and buy time to get patients to the operating room for definitive surgical management.

What is the COBRA-OS™?

The COBRA-OS™ is a REBOA (Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta) device. It is also the world’s smallest REBOA device available and does not require an over-the-wire technique.

Every COBRA-OS™ comes with a 4 Fr Access Kit and 10 cc syringe for convenience.

What is “4 French” and why is this a standout feature on the COBRA-OS™?

The COBRA-OS™ has been uniquely designed with a 4Fr profile and is the smallest REBOA device available.

Having a smaller profile allows for quicker arterial access because there is no need to upsize an initial sheath. This sheath takes up less room in the arterial lumen and therefore is less obstructive to flow past the sheath.

When the sheath needs to be removed after definitive control has been achieved, a smaller hole being left in the artery is advantageous to help with hemostasis in often coagulopathic, critically ill patients.

When can the COBRA-OS™ be used in a patient?

The COBRA-OS™ is indicated for temporary large vessel occlusion.

Currently, REBOA is predominantly used in emergency trauma situations for patients with non-compressible torso hemorrhage but there is also growing use of REBOA in other patients, including those experiencing non-traumatic cardiac arrest or post-partum hemorrhage.

REBOA is mainly used in hospital and military settings but is also increasingly being used in pre-hospital environments.

Where is the COBRA-OS™ available and what clearances does it have?

Currently, the COBRA-OS™ is available in Canada and the US with both Health Canada approval and FDA Clearance.

We are also working on obtaining additional clearances for worldwide availability.

Questions Health Care Professionals may have

Where can I obtain more information on the COBRA-OS™?

You can find more information in our “Resources” section.

If you have specific questions, please feel free to fill out our ‘Request Form’ on the right and a member of our team will be in touch!

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How can we purchase COBRA-OS™?

For information on how to purchase the COBRA-OS, please use the ‘Request Form’ on the right side and a member of our team will be in touch!

Is there a local representative I can contact for training and assistance?

Yes, please fill out the ‘Request Form’ on the right side, and we will get back to you to provide any information or support you need.

Is there a phone number I can call to order the device or obtain more information?

Yes, please feel free to contact us at (905) 251 4248, Monday to Fridays between the hours of 9am – 5pm EST.

 

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