Vyaire Medical has released the SuperNO2VA Et, a mask that stents open the airway, thus avoiding airway collapse while accurately monitoring end tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2). The device uniquely maintains airway patency while delivering precise and consistent oxygenation to patients during deep sedation procedures, helping reduce hypoxemia and hypoventilation, according to Vyaire.

SuperNO2VA Et provides increased flexibility by providing continuous patient oxygenation before, during and after surgery, and transforms surgical practice by allowing more patients to have procedures under sedation, the company says.

“At Vyaire, we are committed to imagining new possibilities in the ways we can support breathing. SuperNO2VA Et does just that by removing some of the tangible risks of deep sedation through proprietary airway management technology and real-time clinical measurements to reduce complications,” said Gaurav Agarwal, chief executive officer, Vyaire. “Through this innovation, we envision reducing the need for general anesthesia and the associated complications, including extended procedure times, hospital stays and their burdens on healthcare systems.”

According to Vyaire, SuperNO2VA Et reduces hypoxemia by 75% and airway intervention by 65% compared to current standard of care.[1-2] It also allows for effective pre-oxygenation and rescue ventilation without the need for additional equipment, and eliminates the use and associated costs of a separate mask, endotracheal tube, laryngoscope and intubation.

“SuperNO2VA Et brings a new standard to the way surgeries can be performed for patients,” said Steven H. Cataldo, MD, director of anesthesiology at CareMount Medical and director of anesthesia services at Yorktown Center for Specialty Surgery. “With this technology, we are able to rethink how and where we operate, with decreased risks, procedure times and associated costs. Even high-risk patients can have reduced recovery times, providing them a safer and better overall care experience.”



References provided by Vyaire Medical

  1. Bai Y, Xu Z, Chandrashekar M, at al. Comparison of a simplified nasal continuous positive airways pressure device with nasal cannula in obese patients undergoing colonoscopy during deep sedation: A randomized clinical trial. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2019;36(9):633-640.
  2. Dimou F, Huynh S, Dakin G, et al. Nasal positive pressure with the SuperNO2VA™ Et device decreases sedation-related hypoxemia during pre-bariatric surgery EGD. Surg Endosc. 2019;33(11):3828-3832.