CareFusion offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to manage the symptoms associated with recurrent pleural effusions and ascites with minimally invasive techniques. From products for acute and diagnostic drainage, such as our Safe-T-Centesis® device, to our chronic drainage solutions including our Denver® shunts and PleurX® catheter system, we provide a continuum of drainage options dedicated to improving patients' lives.

PleurX® drainage system

The system features a tunneled catheter and easy-to-use vacuum bottles that help quickly and effectively drain effusions and ascitic fluid at home.


CareFusion offers the Safe-T-Centesis® catheter drainage system as well as a standard thoracentesis/paracentesis device.

Denver® Shunts

Peritoneovenous shunting with the exclusive Denver shunt, available only from CareFusion, helps patients retain nutrient rich fluid associated with chronic ascites, giving them the potential for improved quality of life.