Philips Bridge Occlusion Balloon Best Practices Protocol
The Philips Bridge Occlusion BalloonTM was designed to provide hemostasis in the rare event of an SVC tear, allowing time for surgical repair and increasing survivability. The best practices protocol was published in Heart Rhythm.1 It is the consensus of 30 high-volume extracting physicians for the deployment of Bridge.
In the rare event of an SVC tear, minimizing the time to Bridge deployment and surgical repair is crucial. Before extraction, operators should ensure all patients are prepped for potential emergent deployment and all necessary items are immediately available and prepared.