DALI® treatment procedure
Venovenous or AV fistula access can be used during lipoprotein apheresis therapy. The blood is drawn from a vein in the patient’s arm and passed through the adsorber. The central component of DALI® lipoprotein apheresis is the adsorber column. The carrier material in the column selectively binds LDL-C and Lp(a) from whole blood1. Other blood components, such as HDL cholesterol, albumin and immunoglobulins, are only removed in small amounts or hardly at all2,3. The purified blood is then returned to the patient via the other arm.
The reduction of LDL-C and Lp(a) levels can be individually adapted to a patient’s therapy needs by means of different adsorber sizes (DALI® 500, DALI® 750, DALI® 1000, DALI® 1250).
During a single treatment, levels of LDL-C can be reduced by up to 70% and Lp(a) by up to 65%.3