A “heartbeat” of Tegra Medical

In heart surgery, incisions are minimally invasive whenever possible. This reduces stress for the patient and speeds up the recovery process considerably. Tegra Medical makes precision components that ensure that instruments used in cardiac catheterizations function reliably. These instruments are used in cardiac catheterization procedures that may be necessary, for example, after a heart attack.

Added value

  • Many years of experience and strong expertise lead to high reliability
  • Strong commitment to manufacturing tailored precision components
  • Surgeons all over the world rely on medical devices with razor-sharp ends

Less invasive heart procedures
Cardiac catheterization, the process of accessing the heart through the femoral artery with a catheter, has largely replaced open-heart surgery for many common procedures related to heart disease. In most cases, it can be performed without general anesthesia. This is less stressful for the patient.

A catheter is inserted into the femoral artery, which is located in the thigh and provides direct access to maneuver a catheter up to the heart. If necessary, the catheter can also be used to insert a stent, which supports the vessels and keeps them open. Tegra Medical, a company of SFS Group, manufactures a suturing device that inserts a stitch to close the hole left in the femoral artery after the surgery.

Better surgical outcome
Compared to open heart surgery, the benefits of cardiac catheterization include faster blood clotting, better healing, less scarring, fewer infections, and less time until the patient is ready to get up and move around. This means shorter hospital stays – normally just one night.


Precise stitches
The suturing device has a complex mechanism that allows a surgeon to deploy a precisely placed stitch to close the hole that is left when the catheter is removed. Although the inside of the artery cannot be seen, the device is designed with complex features that help the surgeon get the stitch in exactly the right place. Tegra Medical also manufactures the suture cutter that is used along with it.

Since Tegra Medical first started manufacturing this device heart procedures have evolved – nowadays catheterization has become the method for some heart valve replacement procedures. Replacing a valve requires a larger catheter and hole in the artery, so two or more stitches are needed. In these cases, surgeons use more than one suturing device, because each device is designed to include just one suture.

Tying up heart surgery’s loose ends is just one of the ways Tegra Medical brings medical devices to life.


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