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2011 Buyer's Guide

Welcome to the online edition of the Cardiac Interventions Today 2011 Buyer’s Guide. This Buyer’s Guide offers a searchable, comprehensive listing of the FDA-approved interventional devices available in the United States. The charts include sizes, configurations, and unique characteristics of each product, listed alphabetically by manufacturer name. You will also find links to download printable PDFs of each chart. We hope that you find this guide to be a useful tool in your practice.

For optimal results, search terms should be limited to either one word from the trademarked device name or a single characteristic of the product (eg, compression, hydrophilic, OTW).

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Standard Sheaths

01.StandardSheaths.pdf
Company Name Product Name Size (F) Length (cm) Guidewire Diameter (inch) Curved or Straight Radiopaque Tip (Yes/No)
Boston Scientific Corporation Super Sheath 4–9 11, 25 0.035, 0.038 Straight No
Cook Medical Performer: Small Valve 4–8 5, 5.5, 7, 13, 25, 30, 35, 45 0.035, 0.038 Straight With or without
Cordis Corporation Avanti+ Catheter Sheath Introducer 4 N/A 0.035 N/A N/A
5–11 0.038
Avanti+ Transradial Catheter Sheath Introducer 4–7 11 0.021 Straight
4–6 23
Valveless/Portless Sheath Introducers 6–8 N/A N/A N/A
Long Sheath Introducers and Introducer Sets 7–8 43, 96 Straight, curved
Monitoring Sheaths 5–8 11, 23 N/A
Galt Medical Corporation Micro-Access Elite HV hemostasis valve introducer 4–7 5.5, 12 0.018 Straight With or without
ReDial 4 cm 5–7 4 0.018, 0.038
Medtronic, Inc. Input TS 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 7, 11, 23 N/A Straight No
Input PS 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 11, 23
Merit Medical Prelude Sheath Introducers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 11, 23 0.035, 0.038 Straight With or without
Prelude Sheath Introducers (ACT sheaths) 4.5, 5.5, 6.5, 7.5, 8.5 11 No
Prelude Sheath Introducers (radial, etc.) (also includes 21-gauge needle with 0.018-inch wire kits and 20-gauge needle with 0.025-inch wire kits) 4–6 7, 11, 23 0.018, 0.025
Oscor Inc. Adelante (Peel Away) 6, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 12 16, 23 0.035, 0.038 Straight No
Adelante Sigma (Hemostic Valve) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 10, 23
Adelante Sigma Sol (Hemostic Valve) Yes
St. Jude Medical Ultimum 4–12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 5, 8.5, 12, 23, 25, 30, 35 0.035, 0.038 Straight Yes (EV line)
Engage 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 12, 25 No
Terumo Interventional Systems Pinnacle Introducer Sheath for Coronary Applications 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 10, 25 (25 does not come with mini guidewire or in 4 F) Comes with or without 0.038 guidewire; guidewire for the 4 F is 0.035 Straight No
Pinnacle TIF Tip Introducer Sheath for Coronary Applications 5, 6, 7, 8 10 with 0.038-inch mini guidewire N/A N/A N/A
Pinnacle R/O II Radiopaque Marker Introducer Sheath 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 6, 10, 25 Mini guidewire available for 6 and 10 cm; maximum guidewire is 0.038 Yes
Pinnacle R/O II HiFlo 6, 7, 8 4 Comes with or without 0.035 guidewire
Glidesheath (indicated for radial access) 4, 5, 6 10, 16, 25 Comes with 0.021 guidewire Spring/ straight No

Special Access Sheaths

02.SpecialAccess.pdf
Company Name Product Name Size (F) Length (cm) Guidewire Diameter (inch) Curved or Straight Radiopaque Tip (Yes/No) Type of Special Access
Cook Medical
Performer: Mullins 4–16 48, 63, 75, 85 0.038 Curved Yes Transseptal access
Performer: Hausdorf-Lock 10–12 75
Check-Flo: Extra Large 20–24 25, 40, 65 Straight No Large device/stent graft
Keller-Timmermans 18–24 65, 85 Straight and curved
Performer: Radial 4–6 5.5, 7, 13, 23 0.018 Straight Radial artery access
Performer: Micropuncture 4–7 13 A hybrid introducer sheath and micropuncture set to expedite standard sheath access
Cordis Corporation Avanti + Transradial Vascular Access Kits 4–6 sheath 11, 23 Comes with a 0.021 mini guidewire Straight No Comes with a 21-gauge percutaneous entry needle
Galt Medical Corporation Micro-Access Elite HV-Micro-Access 4–7 5.5, 12 0.018 nitinol/platinum or 0.018 stainless/stainless available Straight No Microintroducer/hemostasis valve sheath together in one device to save a step; available with or without RO band
Fluent Transitionless Micro-Introducer Kits: Regular and Stiffen 4, 5 10 0.018 X 40, 60 cm: stainless with stainless tip, stainless with platinum tip, stainless with gold tip, nitinol with stainless tip, nitinol with platinum tip, nitinol with gold tip; X Sharp needle included Microaccess
Micro-Introducer Kits: Regular and Stiffen 10 in Regular, 10 and 15 available in Stiffen 0.018 X 40 cm: stainless with stainless tip, stainless with platinum tip, nitinol with stainless tip, nitinol with platinum tip
Tear Away Introducer Sheath 3–16; some half sizes available 5, 7, 10, 14, 30, 50 0.018 X 40 cm: nitinol/stainless; 0.018 X 65-cm: nitinol/stainless Designed for the introduction of catheters into the vasculature; full kits or separate sterile sheaths available
Merit Medical Prelude Sheath Introducers 4, 5, 6 7, 11, 23 0.018, 0.025 Straight With or without Radial, brachial, femoral
Prelude Short Sheaths 5, 6, 7, 8 4 0.018, 0.038 Yes Dialysis access management
Merit MAK and Merit SMAK mini access kits: regular and stiffened 4 and 5 available with 21-gauge X 7-cm echo- and nonecho-enhanced needles and 21-gauge X 4-cm echo-enhanced needles; 4- and 5-F stiffened dilator kits are available 10, 15 0.018 (three guidewires available in kits, all 0.018 X 40 cm: stainless wire with stainless tip, stainless wire with platinum tip, and nitinol wire with platinum tip) No Microaccess (wire also available as stand alone and two additional configurations: 0.018-inch X 60-cm stainless wire with platinum tip and 0.018-inch X 60-cm nitinol wire with platinum tip); 21-gauge X 9-cm echo- and nonecho-enhanced needles available; all components are available sterile, stand alone
NMT Medical, Inc. Hockey stick 10, 11, 12 75 Maximum 0.038 Curved Yes Transseptal
Truncated mullins
J curve
Onset Medical Corporation SoloPath Balloon-Expandable Transfemoral Introducer 21/24, 19/22 25, 35, 45 0.038 or smaller Straight No Large-bore applications such as percutaneous aortic valve placement, mitral valve placement, and abdominal aortic and thoracic aortic aneurysm graft placement
Oscor Inc. Adelante (Peel Away) 6, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 12 16, 23 0.035, 0.038 Straight No Designed for the introduction of leads and catheters; available in kits and several packaging configurations
Adelante Breezeway (Hemostatic Valve) 8, 10 60, 79 Curved with sideholes Yes Transseptal, available in several kit configurations
St. Jude Medical, Inc. Fast-Cath 4–14 5, 8.5, 12, 23, 30, 40, 45, 70, 75, 85, 90, 98, 110 0.021, 0.025, 0.032, 0.038 Straight, 30, 40, 48, 60,5-cm J, 7-cm J, GSPC No Small vessel catheterizations, brachial artery introduction; introduction of thermal dilution and temporary pacing catheters; atherectomy, laser, valvuloplasty and other large-diameter catheters; introduction and general management of electrophysiology catheters; biopsy procedures; other procedures in which longer sheath and curve aid physician technique
Ultimum 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 5, 8.5, 25, 30, 35 0.035, 0.038 Straight Yes, EV line Small-vessel and large-bore diameter catheters
Terumo Interventional Systems Glidesheath Basic (indicated for radial access) 4, 5, 6 10, 16, 25 0.021 guidewire Spring/ straight No Hydrophilic coated
Glidesheath 0.035 (indicated for radial access) 6 0.035 guidewire Spring/J-tip
Glidesheath SS Kit (indicated for radial access) 5, 6 10, 25 0.021 or 0.025 guidewire and either a 20- or 21-gauge 1.5-inch metal access needle Spring/ straight
Glidesheath Nitinol Kit (indicated for radial access) 0.021 nitinol palladium tip wire and a 21-gauge 1.5-inch metal access needle Floppy/ straight
Glidesheath Access Kit (indicated for radial access) 4, 5, 6 0.021 or 0.025 silicon-coated nitinol core/polyurethane guidewire matched with either a 21- or 22-gauge needle Plastic/ short taper/ short angle
GlideAccess System 4, 5 10 0.018 stainless steel or platinum-tipped nitinol with choice of 21-gauge echogenic or nonechogenic needle Straight Microaccess
Pinnacle R/O II Radiopaque Marker Introducer Sheath 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 6, 10, 25 Mini guidewire included with 6 and 10 cm; maximum guidewire is 0.038 N/A Yes Not provided
Vascular Solutions, Inc. VSI Micro-HV Introducer Kit 4, 5, 6, 7 5.5, 12, 24 0.018–0.038 compatible Straight No 21-gauge needle microaccess with hemostasis valve sheath to save a step
VSI Micro-Introducer Kit 4, 5 10, 30 Vein or smaller arterial sticks (subclavian, popliteal), graft access, endovenous laser therapy
VSI Micro De-Clot HV Introducer Kit 5, 6, 7 4 Yes Access to declotting dialysis grafts and fistulas
VSI Micro-Access HV Kit 4 5.5 No Use in patients with a shallow tissue tract
VSI Micro-Access Tearaway 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7 5, 10 EP lead implants, PICC lines, and CVC implants
GrebSet Micro-Introducer Kit 5 30 Angled tip Yes Used for placement of guidewire and for delivery of contrast media to vascular sites in both venous and arterial deep vessels
StraitSet Micro-Introducer Kit 6 20 Straight
CVC, central venous catheter; EP, epicardial; PICC, peripherally inserted central catheter; RO, radiopaque.

Diagnostic Wires

03.DIagnosticWires.pdf
Company Name Product Name Type (Fixed Core or Movable Core) Diameter (inch) Length (cm) Tip Type Coating Type (Hydrophilic or Hydrophobic) Comments
Cook Medical HiWire N/A 0.018–0.038 150, 180, 260 Straight, angled Hydrophilic Available in either a standard or stiff shaft configuration
Roadrunner PC 0.035–0.038 145, 180, 260 Available in either a standard or stiff shaft configuration and a standard or long taper configuration
Roadrunner PC: Connors Modification 145, 260 Angled, 2-mm J Distal 65 cm of wire is hydrophilic coated polymer; remaining portion is TFE coated
Classic Safe-T-J Fixed core 0.018, 0.021, 0.025, 0.035, 0.038 50, 80, 145, 180, 200, 260 J-curved Available in either a standard or stiff shaft configuration
Classic Bentson 0.025, 0.032, 0.035, 0.038 145, 180, 260 Straight 20-cm flexible tip length that is available in a standard or stiff shaft configuration
Classic Newton Spencer Modification 0.035 180 Angled Slightly angled tip allows for easy access and maneuverability
Classic Newton 0.035, 0.038 145, 180 Available with either a 10- or 15-cm flexible tip length
Classic Rosen 0.035 80, 145, 180, 260 J-curved Stiff shaft with short flexible tip and tight (1.5 mm) J-curved
Amplatz Extra Stiff 0.025, 0.035, 0.038 J-curved, straight Stiff shaft
Amplatz Ultra Stiff 0.035 80, 145, 180 Stiffer than the Amplatz Extra Stiff but not as stiff as the Lunderquist
Classic Double Flexible Tip 0.035, 0.038 145 Flexible tip on both ends of the guidewire; J-curved on one end, straight on the other end
Amplatz Tapered Movable core 0.035 J-curved Not provided
Classic Tefcor Moveable Core 0.035, 0.038 J-curved, straight
Cordis Corporation Emerald Diagnostic Guidewires Fixed core 0.025, 0.03, 0.032, 0.035, 0.038, 0.065 150, 175, 260 Standard, heavy-duty, core wire, firm, LT (Newton), LLT (Bentson), extra floppy, Amplatz, super stiff PTFE Not provided
Movable core 0.035, 0.038, 0.032 150 Standard, extra firm, firm 4-cm handle
Covidien Wholey Hi-Torque Modified J Fixed core 0.035 145, 175, 260, 300 J-curved PTFE coated Flexible tip designed for atraumatic negotiation of the vasculature
Wholey Hi-Torque Floppy 145, 175, 260 Straight, shapable
Wholey Hi-Torque Standard 145, 300
Wholey Hi-Torque Plus 145, 190, 300 Supportive wire with soft, atraumatic tip
TAD II 0.035 tapering to 0.018 145, 200, 260 Straight Supportive and steerable tapered guidewire
TAD 145, 200, 300
Hi-Torque Flex-T 0.018 145, 200, 295 MicroGlide coated
LOC Extension 115 Polyethylene coatede Converts a 145- or 175-cm length to an exchange length of 260 cm or greater
Merit Medical InQwire Guide Wires J-tip fixed core, straight-tip fixed core, J-tip movable core, straight-tip movable core 0.014, 0.018, 0.021, 0.025, 0.035, 0.038 80, 150, 180, 260 Straight; Bentson 23-cm flex; Bentson short taper 10-cm flex; Newton LT, LLT, and LLLT flex tips; super stiff straight tip; Rosen/1.5 mm; J1.5, J3, J6, J15 mm; double-flex ended exchange, 260-cm straight, and J-tip PTFE coating with and without heparin coating Proprietary PTFE precoated wires for increased lubricity and durability; finger straightenable; proprietary heparin process designed specifically to work in conjunction with the PTFE coating for improved performance
InQwire Marker Wire Fixed core 0.018 80, 120 Straight, 20-cm nitinol Hydrophilic Marks at 5 and 10 cm
MAK (mini access kits) Stainless steel with stainless steel tip 40 Straight None N/A
Stainless steel with platinum tip 40, 60
Nitinol with platinum tip 40, 60, 80
Prelude Sheath Wire Stainless steel coils 0.035, 0.038 50, 80 Double-ended, straight, and 3-mm J
St. Jude GuideRight Fixed core 0.021, 0.025, 0.028, 0.03, 0.032, 0.035, 0.038, 0.065 50, 80, 150, 180, 260 1.5-mm J, 3-mm J, 6-mm J, 15-mm J, standard, firm, Bentson, Rosen, Newton LT, Amplatz, super stiff, double distal ends PTFE or heparin coating Stainless steel precision coil winding with internal safety design for reliability and control; proprietary surface finishing for lasting lubricity
Movable core 0.035, 0.038 150 Standard, Amplatz, straight, 3-mm J
TigerWire Steerable 0.035 150, 180, 260, 300 Standard, straight; floppy, exchanged, angled PTFE coating Unique flexibility zones offering supportive wire design for efficient tracking and positioning through tortuous vasculature; flexible, soft atraumatic tip enables access to target lesions

Interventional Workhorse Wires

04.IntervenWorkhorse.pdf
Company Name Product Name Type Diameter (inch) Length (cm) Tip Type Coating Type (Hydrophilic or Hydrophobic) Comments
Abbott Vascular HT Balance Middleweight Frontline 0.014 190, 300 N/A Hydrophilic and hydrophobic N/A
HT Balance Middleweight Universal II Hydrophilic
HT Balance Middleweight Universal
HT Balance Trek
HT Advance Lite
Asahi Soft Workhorse 180, 300 Hydrophobic
Asahi Prowater Flex Hybrid
HT Floppy II Frontline 190, 300 Hydrophilic and hydrophobic
HT Advance Hydrophilic
Asahi Prowater Workhorse 180, 300 Hybrid
HT Floppy II ES Frontline 190, 300 Hydrophilic and hydrophobic
Boston Scientific Corporation Kinetix Guidewire Frontline 0.014 185, 300 Microcut nitinol sleeve Hybrid coating Moderate rail support
Kinetix Plus Guidewire
ChoICE Floppy Guide Wire Unibody stainless steel 182, 300 Floppy/ spring coil Hydrophilic; distal 3-cm spring coils uncoated Light rail support
Luge Guide Wire Moderate rail support
Forté Floppy Guide Wire 185, 300 Hydrophobic (silicone) Light rail support
Forté Floppy Marker Guide Wire
Forté Moderate Support Guide Wire Moderate rail support
Forté Moderate Support Marker Guide Wire
IQ Guide Wire Linear elastic nitinol
IQ Marker Wire
Cordis Corporation ATW All Track Wire Stainless steel 0.014 195, 300 Floppy Hydrophobic Core-to-tip middleweight wire
ATW Marker Wire Core-to-tip middleweight wire with four radiopaque marker bands spaced 10 mm apart for lesion measurement
Stabilizer Balanced Performance 180, 300 Supersoft, soft Core-to-tip middleweight wire
Stabilizer Marker Wire Supersoft Core-to-tip middleweight wire with six 1.5-mm radiopaque marker bands spaced 15 mm apart for lesion measurement
Medtronic, Inc. Cougar XT Nitinol 0.014 190, 300 Floppy/ spring coil Hydrophilic and silicone Medium support nitinol workhorse
Cougar LS Light support nitinol workhorse
Intuition Stainless steel 180, 300 Advanced workhorse wire Intuition advanced workhorse wire technology, available in hydrophilic and silicone
Zinger Light Floppy/ spring coil Light support stainless steel workhorse
Zinger Marker Light support stainless steel with distal marker
Zinger Medium Medium support stainless steel workhorse
Terumo Interventional Systems Runthrough NS Workhorse 0.014 180 (can be extended), 300 Nitinol Hydrophilic Hybrid wire that fuses nitinol and stainless steel for exceptional torque control; tip is hydrophilic coated (nonplastic jacket), with a hydrophobic cap for tactile feedback

Interventional Support Wires

05.IntervenSupport.pdf
Company Name Product Name Type Diameter (inch) Length (cm) Tip Type Type Coating Type (Hydrophilic or Hydrophobic) Comments
Abbott Vascular HT Balance Heavyweight Extra support 0.014 190, 300 N/A Hydrophilic N/A
HT All Star Hydrophobic
HT Extra S'Port
Asahi Grandslam 180, 300
HT Iron Man 190, 300
Boston Scientific Corporation ChoICE PT Extra Support Guide Wire Unibody stainless steel 0.014 182, 300 Intermediate/ polymer Hydrophilic Extra rail support
ChoICE Extra Support Guide Wire Floppy/spring coil Hydrophilic; distal 3-cm spring coils uncoated
Mailman Guide Wire Super rail support
Forté Extra Support Guide Wire Hydrophobic (silicone) Extra rail support
Platinum Plus Guide Wire 180, 300 Intermediate/ spring coil Super rail support
Cordis Corporation Stabilizer Plus Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 Supersoft Hydrophobic Core-to-tip support weight wire
Stabilizer XS Core-to-tip extra support weight wire
Medtronic, Inc. Zinger Support Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 Floppy/spring Both hydrophilic and silicone Extra rail support
Thunder 190, 300 Silicone only Super rail support

Interventional Access Wires

06.IntervenAccess.pdf
Company Name Product Name Type Diameter (inch) Length (cm) Tip Type Coating Type (Hydrophilic or Hydrophobic) Comments
Abbott Vascular Asahi Fielder N/A 0.014 180, 300 N/A Hydrophilic N/A
Asahi Fielder FC
HT Pilot 50 Tortuous anatomy 190, 300
HT Whisper MS
HT Whisper ES
HT Wiggle Specialty wire Hydrophobic
Boston Scientific Corporation ChoICE PT Floppy Guide Wire Unibody stainless steel 0.014 182, 300 Intermediate/polymer Hydrophilic Light rail support
PT Graphix Intermediate Guide Wire Moderate rail support
ChoICE PT Extra Support Guide Wire Extra rail support
PT2 Light Support Guide Wire Linear elastic nitinol 185, 300 Light rail support
PT2 Moderate Support Guide Wire Moderate rail support
Cordis Corporation Wizdom Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 Supersoft, soft Hydrophobic Core-to-tip lightweight wire for accessing tortuous or difficult anatomy
Wizdom ST Floppy Core-to-tip lightweight wire for accessing tortuous or difficult anatomy; short transitions to facilitate tip prolapse
Reflex 0.014, 0.014–0.012 175, 300 Supersoft, soft, standard Core-to-tip lightweight wire for accessing tortuous or difficult anatomy; available in 0.014 and in a tapered construction from 0.014–0.012
Galt Medical Corporation Galt Wires Mandrel 0.014, 0.018 40, 60, 65, 80, 130, 145, 180, 190, 300 Straight, angled, J-tip No Available in stainless/stainless, stainless/platinum, nitinol/ stainless, nitinol/platinum; featuring referenced marks, angled tip, flexible tips, J-tips
Fixed core 0.035, 0.038 80, 150, 180, 260 Straight, J-tip, double flex Silicone coated, PTFE coated 20-cm taper with 6-cm distal floppy; 10-cm taper with 5-cm distal floppy
Toray International America Inc. Torayguide Stainless steel 0.025 175, 230 Spring coil No Atraumatic left atrial access
Vascular Solutions, Inc. Jiffy Specialty 0.035 80, 120, 150 Double-ended with a straight floppy tip and a 3-mm J-tip; 10-cm graduated floppy tips Hydrophobic (PTFE coated) Offers the benefits of both a straight floppy tip and a 3-mm J-tip in one double-ended guidewire with 10-cm graduated transition tips
Axis 90, 145, 180, 260 Floppy Unique wire with an ultra-floppy tip and extra-firm shaft
VSI Tru-Torque 150, 180, 260, 300 Standard, floppy, modified J, and modified J with extra flop Highly torquable 0.035-inch guidewire that facilitates catheter placement during diagnostic angiography and interventional procedures
Amplatz SST 0.035, 0.038 80, 150, 180, 260 Straight, modified J Guidewires designed for extra support during catheter placement in diagnostic angiography and interventional procedures
Muskie Specialty, stainless steel 0.014 195, 300 Five options for tip stiffness: 3, 4.5, 6, 9, 12 g Hydrophilic but not jacketed 3-cm platinum coil for visibility
VSI Guidewires Stainless steel, nitinol 0.014, 0.018 40, 60, 80, 100 Stainless steel, platinum, and floppy options Some available with PTFE or reference markers Not provided

Interventional CTO Wires

07.IntervenCTO.pdf
Company Name Product Name Type Diameter (inch) Length (cm) Tip Type Coating Type (Hydrophilic or Hydrophobic) Comments
Abbott Vascular Asahi MiracleBros 3 Chronically stenosed lesions 0.014 180, 300 N/A Hydrophobic N/A
Asahi MiracleBros 4.5
Asahi MiracleBros 6
HT Cross-It 100XT 190, 300 Hydrophilic
Asahi Confianza 9 180, 300 Hydrophobic
Asahi Confianza Pro 9 180 Hybrid
Asahi Confianza Pro 12
HT Pilot 150 Tortuous anatomy 300 Hydrophilic
HT Pilot 200 190, 300
Asahi Fielder XT Chronically stenosed lesions 0.009
Bard Peripheral Vascular Porter Stainless steel 0.014 195, 300 3-, 6-, 9-, 12-g tip stiffness Hydrophilic Hydrophilic guidewire in various levels of tip stiffness, providing exceptional trackability, steerability, visibility, and support for delivery of therapeutic devices
Boston Scientific Corporation PT Graphix Intermediate Guide Wire Unibody stainless steel 0.014 182, 300 Intermediate/ polymer Hydrophilic Moderate rail support
PT2 Moderate Support Guide Wire Linear elastic nitinol 185, 300
Cordis Corporation Shinobi Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 Polymer wrapped Hydrophobic Core-to-tip lighter-weight wire with a polymer-wrapped tip to access highly stenosed lesions
Shinobi Plus Core-to-tip heavier-weight wire with a polymer-wrapped tip to access highly stenosed lesions
Medtronic, Inc. ProVia 3 Stainless steel 0.014 180, 300 3-g tip stiffness Both hydrophilic and silicone ProVia with Accu-Core technology for difficult lesions
ProVia 6 6-g tip stiffness
ProVia 9 9-g tip stiffness ProVia 9 and 12 with a tapered tip to 0.009 inch
ProVia 12 12-g tip stiffness
Persuader 3 3-g tip stiffness Core-to-tip design for excellent torque control
Persuader 6 6-g tip stiffness Core-to-tip design for excellent torque control with increasing levels of tip stiffness
Persuader 9 9-g tip stiffness Core-to-tip design with 0.011-inch distal tip
Vascular Solutions, Inc. Muskie Specialty, stainless steel 0.014 195, 300 3-, 4.5-, 6-, 9-, 12-g tip stiffness Hydrophilic 3-cm platinum coil for visibility

Angiographic Catheters

08.Angiograph.pdf
Company Name Product Name Type (Braided or Nonbraided) Size (F) Length (cm) Catheter Endhole (inch) Radiopaque Tip (Yes/No) Variety of Selective Shapes
Boston Scientific Corporation Expo Braided 5, 6, 7 80–125 Open Yes Amplatz left, Amplatz right, brachial, femoral left, femoral left short tip, femoral right, IMA, IMA tight, IMA-Cummings, Kimny, left coronary bypass, multipurpose A, multipurpose A with side holes, multipurpose B, multipurpose B with side holes, radial, right coronary bypass, Sones, Sones with sideholes, ventricular pigtail, Williams right, Williams right posterior
Impulse 5, 6 Amplatz left, Amplatz right, brachial, femoral left, femoral right, IMA-Cummings, IMA, IMA tight, Kimny, left coronary bypass, multipurpose A, multipurpose A with side holes, multipurpose B, multipurpose B with side holes, radial, right coronary bypass, short length ventricular pigtail, Sones, Sones with sideholes, tight ventricular pigtail, ventricular pigtail
Cordis Corporation Infiniti Diagnostic Catheters Braided 4, 5, 6 80–125 N/A Yes Yes
Super Torque Plus Diagnostic Catheters 5.2, 6
Super Torque Diagnostic Catheters 6 No
High Flow Diagnostic Catheters 7
Medtronic, Inc. SiteSeer Braided 4, 5, 6 100 0.042, 0.045, 0.05/0.055 Yes Amplatz left, Amplatz right, Judkins left and right, Champs, three-dimensional right coronary, no-torque right brachial, femoral left, tight, IMA-IMA, left coronary bypass, multipurpose A, multipurpose A with side holes, multipurpose B, multipurpose B with side holes, radial, right coronary bypass, Sones, Sones with side holes, ventricular pigtails with 145°, 155°, straight
ProFlo 6, 7 0.05, 0.061 N/A
ProFlo XT
Merit Medical Performa/ Softouch Braided and nonbraided 4, 5, 6 65, 80, 90, 100, 110, 125 0.042, 0.044, 0.046, 0.051, 0.054, 0.059 Yes Yes
Oscor Inc. Angios Classic Braided 4 40, 65, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120 0.043 Yes Variety of curve, length and stiffness configurations; available single packaged and in several kit configurations
5 0.052
6 0.057
7 0.066
8 0.079
Angios Flextorque 4 0.043
5 0.052
6 0.057
7 0.066
8 0.079
Terumo Interventional Systems Optitorque Radial TIG 4.0 Double braided 5, 6 100, 110 0.047, 0.051 Yes N/A
Optitorque Radial TIG 4.5
Optitorque Jacky Radial
Optitorque Sarah Radial
Optitorque Straight pigtail, angled pigtail 155°, JL 3.5, JL 40, JL 50, JR 3.5, JR 40, JR 50, IMA, AL 1, AL2
Vascular Solutions, Inc. Langston Dual Lumen Catheters Braided 6, 7, 8 100, 110, 125 N/A Radiopaque marker band located 1 cm distal to outer lumen sideholes 145º pigtail, multipurpose, and straight selective with inner and outer lumen sideholes
Trespass Angiographic Catheter Nonbraided 5 65 0.035 12 radiopaque marker bands for vessel sizing Straight catheter with angled tip for a flush, directional marker and vessel sizing catheter in one unique design
65, 100 13 radiopaque marker bands for vessel sizing
GrebSet Micro-Introducer Kit Braided 5 30 0.038 guidewire compatible Yes Angled tip
StraitSet Micro-Introducer Kit Nonbraided 6 20 Straight tip
Gandras Catheter 5 tapering to 4 82, 84, 86 0.035 guidewire compatible Yes, plus markerband on primary curve Angled tip, varies in length from 2, 4, and 6 cm
Gandras Visci-G Catheter 5 75 Yes Angled tip, 1 cm
IMA, internal mammary artery.

Guiding Catheters: Hydrophilic Coated

09.GuidingCath.pdf
Company Name Product Name Type (Braided/Nonbraided) Size (F) Length (cm) Inner Diameter (inch) Radiopaque Tip (Yes/No)
Abbott Vascular Viking N/A 6–8 N/A N/A N/A
BioCardia, Inc. Morph Deflectable Tip Guide Cathetera Braided 6 76 0.055 Yes
8 50, 90 0.08
Boston Scientific Corporation RunWay Braided 6 80–110 0.07 Yes
Mach 1 6, 7, 8 0.07, 0.081, 0.091
Wiseguide 0.066, 0.076, 0.086
Cordis Corporation Long Vista Brite Tip Guiding Cathetersb Braided 5–9 90, 98, 100 0.056, 0.07, 0.078, 0.088, 0.098 Yes
Medtronic, Inc. Launcher Braided 5, 6, 7, 8 45–110 0.058, 0.071, 0.081, 0.09 Yes
Sherpa 47–110 0.058, 0.07, 0.08, 0.088
Zuma 6, 7, 8, 9 0.068, 0.081, 0.091, 0.103
Z2 5, 6, 7, 8 45–110 0.058, 0.07, 0.081, 0.091
Terumo Interventional Systems Heartrail Ikari Lefta Polyester outer layer for a soft atraumatic tip, a stainless steel inner wire for torque control and strength, and a Teflon inner coating that allows for smooth passages of devices 6 100 0.071 with PTFE coating Yes
Heartrail Ikari Righta
aNonhydrophilic coated.
bNylon coated.

Microcatheters

10.Microcatheters.pdf
Company Name Product Name Type of Catheter Construction Size (F) Length (cm) Catheter Endhole Diameter ID (inch) Recommended Guidewire Size (inch) Radiopaque Tip (Yes/No) Hydrophilic Coating (Yes/No)
Proximal Middle Distal Proximal Middle Distal
Boston Scientific Corporation Tracker Excel-14 Braided 2.4 2.4 1.9 105 30–37.5 15–7.5 0.017 0.014 Yes Yes
Excelsior SL-10 1.7 120 24 6 0.0165
Excelsior 1018 2.6 2.6 2 111 33 0.019
Renegade Fiber braided 3 2.5 2.5 115 15–25 20–10 0.021 0.016
BPV FlowCardia Technology Center MicroSheath Stainless steel braid, PTFE 6.2 123 0.064 Up to 0.035 Yes Yes
Steward 5.5 3.1 120 10 0.027 0.014
Merit Medical Maestro Nylon ribbon braiding 2.8/2.9 2.4 110, 130, 150 straight, 45º, and swan neck N/A N/A 0.02, 0.024, 0.027 0.018 Yes, one marker band Yes
EmboCath Plus Stainless steel braid 3 2.8 100, 135 0.028 0.025
Terumo Interventional Systems FineCross MG Micro Guide Stainless steel braid 2.6 N/A 1.8 130, 150 0.018 0.014 Yes Yes

Coronary Balloon-Explandable Drug-Eluting Stents

01.CoronaryDrug.pdf
Company Name Product Name US FDA Indicated Use Drug Delivered Material Used Polymer Type Maximum Guidewire Size (inch) Introducer Size (F) Stent Diameter (mm) Stent Length (mm) Delivery System Length (cm)
Abbott Vascular Xience V Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System Coronary Everolimus Cobalt chromium Fluorinated copolymer ≤ 0.014 N/A 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.5, 4.0 8, 12, 15, 18, 23, 28 143
Boston Scientific Corporation Taxus Liberté Stent Coronary Paclitaxel 316L stainless steel Translute (Styrene-b isobutylene-b styrene) ≤ 0.014 5 F compatible 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.5, 4 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32 OTW, 135; MR, 139
Taxus Liberté Atom Stent 2.25 OTW, 135; MR, 140
Taxus Liberté Long Stent 2.75, 3, 3.5, 4 38
Promus Stent System Everolimus Cobalt chromium Fluorinated copolymer ≥ 5 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.5, 4 8, 12, 15, 18, 23, 28 OTW, RX 143
Cordis Corporation Cypher Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System Coronary Sirolimus 316L stainless steel Nonerodible 0.014 6 2.5, 3, 3.5 8, 13, 18, 23, 28, 33 OTW
5–6 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.5 RX
Medtronic, Inc. Endeavor Sprint Zotarolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System (RX and OTW) Coronary Zotarolimus Cobalt alloy Phosphorylcholine ≤ 0.014 ≥ 5 2.5, 3, 3.5 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 18, 24, 30 140 ± 5
MR, monorail; OTW, over the wire; RX, rapid exchange.

Coronary Balloon-Expandable Stents

02.CoronaryExpandable.pdf
Company Name Product Name Material Used Maximum Guidewire Size(inch) Introducer Size (F) Stent Diameter (mm) Stent Length Delivery System Length (cm)
Abbott Vascular Vision Coronary Stent System Multi-Link Cobalt Chromium 0.014 N/A 3, 3.5, 4 8, 12, 15, 18, 23, 28 143
Multi-Link Mini Vision Coronary Stent System 2, 2.25, 2.5
Multi-Link Ultra Coronary Stent System 316L stainless steel 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5 13, 18, 28, 38
Boston Scientific Corporation Express Stent 316L stainless steel < 0.014 2.7 (distal) 2.25, 2.5 8, 12, 16, 18, 24 OTW, 135; MR, 140
VeriFlex Stent 2.75, 3, 3.5, 4, 4.5, 5 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32
Medtronic, Inc. Integrity Coronary Stent System (RX and OTW) Cobalt alloy N/A N/A 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.5, 4 8, 9, 12, 14, 15, 18, 22, 26, 30 N/A
Driver Coronary Stent System (RX and OTW) 3, 3.5, 4 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 30
Micro-Driver Coronary Stent System (RX and OTW) 2.25, 2.5, 2.75 8, 12, 14, 18, 24
MR, monorail; OTW, over the wire; RX, rapid exchange.

PTCA Balloons

03.PTCABalloon.pdf
Company Name Balloon Name Nominal (atm) Rated Burst (atm) Endhole (inch) Shaft Length (cm) Sheath Sizing Size (F) Balloon Diameters (mm) Balloon Lengths (mm)
Abbott Vascular Voyager RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter 8 14 0.017 N/A N/A 1.5, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4 8, 12, 15, 20 30
Voyager OTW Coronary Dilatation Catheter
Voyager NC Coronary Dilatation Catheter N/A N/A N/A 2, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5, 5 6, 8, 12, 15, 20, 25
NC Merlin OTW PTCA Catheter 10 20 0.017 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.25, 4.5 10, 15, 20
AngioScore, AngioScore, Inc. AngioSculpt Scoring Balloon Catheter OTW 8 Up to 20 0.014 137 5 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5 10, 15, 20
AngioSculpt Scoring Balloon Catheter RX
AngioSculpt Scoring Balloon Catheter EX 10, 15
Boston Scientific Corporation Apex Over-the-Wire PTCA Dilatation Catheter 6 12/14 0.014 143 6 1.5 (Push model), 1.5 (Flex model), 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5, 5 8, 12, 15, 20, 30, 40
Apex Monorail PTCA Dilatation Catheter 5 8, 12, 15, 20, 30, 41
Maverick Over-the-Wire PTCA Dilatation Catheter 6 1.5, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4 9, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30
Maverick2 Monorail PTCA Dilatation Catheter 5
Maverick XL Monorail PTCA Dilatation Catheter 14 0.014/0.018 6 4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6 15, 20
Quantum Maverick Over-the-Wire PTCA Dilatation Catheter 12 18/20 0.014 138 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5, 5 8, 12, 15, 20, 30
Quantum Maverick Monorail PTCA Dilatation Catheter 143 5, 6
NC Quantum Apex Monorail PTCA 6, 8, 12, 15, 20, 30
NC Quantum Apex Over-the-Wire PTCA 142
Cordis Corporation Dura Star PTCA Dilatation Catheter 14 20 N/A 145 6-F guide KBT compatible 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4 10, 15, 20, 25, 30
Fire Star PTCA Dilatation Catheter 8 14 N/A 1.5, 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5 10, 15, 20, 30
Medtronic, Inc. 1.25-mm Sprinter Legend 1.25 mm (12) 1.25 mm (12) 0.016 142 (RX), 152 (OTW) 5, 6 KBT compatible 1.25 RX: 6, 10, 12, 15, 20; OTW: 6, 10, 15, 20
Sprinter Legend RX 1.5 mm (6) 1.5 mm (12) 142 1.5 6, 10, 12, 15, 20
2–4 mm (8) 2–4 mm (14) 5, 6 KBT compatible (up to 3.5-mm balloon) 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30
Sprinter OTW 1.5 mm (6) 1.5 mm (12) 138 5, 6 1.5 6, 10, 12, 15, 20
2–4 mm (8) 2–4 mm (14) 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 25, 30
NC Sprinter RX 10 18 142 5 (2–4 mm balloons), 6 (4–5 mm balloons) 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4, 4.5, 5 6, 9, 12, 15, 21, 26
NC Stormer OTW 0.017 138 6 2, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3, 3.25, 3.5, 3.75, 4 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31
KBT, kissing-balloon technique; OTW, over the wire; PTCA, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; RX, rapid exchange.

Valvuloplasty Ballons

04.Valvuloplasty.pdf
Company Name Product Name Catheter Size (F) Catheter Length (cm) Balloon Dilation Range (mm) Maximum Diameter (mm)
Toray International America Inc. Inoue-Balloon Catheter 12 70 26–30 30
24–28 28
22–26 26

Assisted Compression Devices

01.AssistedCompression.pdf diver
Company Name Product Name Type Puncture Size (F) Maximum Wire Compatibility Comments
AccessClosure, Inc Bengal Radial Compression Band Radial hemostasis device AllN/A Simple design; one device in one adjustable size; does not require a syringe or extra gauze; designed to maximize manual control throughout deployment, adjustment, and removal; soft polymer cushions ensure patient comfort; provides compression of the radial artery while protecting the ulnar nerve and artery; designed to enable patent hemostasis
Advanced Vascular Dynamics RadAR Radial hemostasis device All N/A Allows focused compression and easy adjustments to permit patent hemostasis; for angiography and PCI
CompressAR Femoral mechanical compression devices Hands-free, easily adjustable compression; for angiography and PCI
ExpressAR Femoral mechanical compression devices Economical, hands-free mobile compression device; for angiography and PCI
ComfortPress Femoral compression assist devices Ergonomic, sterile disposable manual compression assist device; for angiography and PCI
Celox Vascular Topical hemostasis pads/patches Up to 16 Chitosan hemostasis pad for local management and control of surface bleeding from vascular access sites, percutaneous catheters or tubes
SuperComfort Discs Compression discs All Sterile, disposable compression discs to fit all CompressAR and ExpressAR Systems; for angiography and PCI
Angiotech V+Pad Topical hemostasis pads/patches All N/A Double-stitched, woven gauze pad with D-glucosamineenriched fibers that stimulates the body's natural clotting cascade for the local management of bleeding wounds such as vascular access sites; use in conjunction with manual pressure
Biolife LLC BioSeal Advanced Topical powder/seal All N/A Not a pad or patch; clinically proven to form an occlusive seal over access site and reduce hold times, including for anticoagulated patients; works independently of the blood-clotting cascade
ClampEase ClampEase Devices Mechanical compression All N/A Hands-free, easily adjustable compression; for angiography and PCI
ClampEase Discs Sterile, disposable compression discs to fit all ClampEase systems; for angiography and PCI
Datascope (now Maquet) Safeguard (12, 24 cm) Pressure-assisted device 6 N/A Assists manual compression and maintains hands-free pressure; adjustable pressure is applied to wound and access sites via an inflatable bulb contained within an adhesive bandage, allowing visibility of the site; available in two sizes for use anywhere pressure is required
HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. HemCon Patch (1.5 X 1.5 in) Topical hemostasis patch with antibacterial barrier All N/A Flexible and hemostatic patch that is highly efficacious in controlling bleeding from percutaneous access sites and provides an antibacterial barrier; the patch is a cost effective solution that helps decrease hold times and ambulation periods; contains no procoagulants and is effective on anticoagulated patients
Marine Polymer Technologies Syvek Patch, SP, NT Topical hemostasis pads/patches All All Indicated for rapid hemostasis at the vascular access site, including patients on anticoagulation therapy
Syvek Excel Vascular Access Hemostasis System Topical hemostasis pads/patches compression assist device Includes Syvek Excel patch, compression assist device, sterile wipe, transparent film dressing
Medrad Interventional/ Possis SafeSeal Hemostasis Patch Topical hemostasis pads/patches All N/A Uses MPH technology, a nontoxic, bioabsorbable, plant-derived desiccant; MPH microbeads act on the fluid component of blood, facilitating clotting at the access site; promotes accelerated hemostasis even in ACT-compromised patients, contributing to reduced manual compression time
Merit Medical Systems RadStat Radial hemostasis device All N/A Immobilizes wrist; includes wrist band with compression disc to compress radial artery
Finale Provides direct downward compression at radial artery puncture site without affecting other vessels or nerves; clear dial design allows you to visualize site; compression is increased with one hand simply by turning the dial; comfortable Velcro band; available in two band lengths
Scion Cardio-Vascular Clo-Sur Plus PAD Topical hemostasis pads/patches All All High positive charge attracts negatively charged red blood cells; helps accelerate control of bleeding when placed over the puncture site; includes anticoagulation therapy patients; water soluble for easy removal; only device FDA cleared as an antimicrobial barrier that protects against organisms that may contribute to hospital-acquired infections
Scion CV, distributed by Medtronic, Inc. Clo-Sur PAD Topical hemostasis pads/patches All All High positive charge attracts negatively charged red blood cells; water-soluble; noninvasive PAD
St. Jude Medical, Inc. FemoStop Gold Mechanical compression devices All All Integrated manometer allows for greater ease of use, accurate pressure management, and reduction of the risk of cross contamination
RadiStop Support plate provides comfortable and efficient positioning of the wrist and mechanical compression and stabilization of the radial artery
Terumo Interventional Systems TR Band Radial hemostasis device All All Transparent hemostasis device allowing for complete visual control; dual-compression balloons provide precise compression of the radial artery to ensure blood return without compromising local nerve structure
TZ Medical Neptune Topical hemostasis pads/patches All All Calcium alginate hemostasis pad that facilitates the clotting cascade in conjunction with manual compression while providing an antimicrobial barrier
Neptune Plus Calcium alginate hemostasis pad with a protective polymer backing that facilitates the clotting cascade in conjunction with manual compression while providing an antimicrobial barrier
Comfort Band Compression strap Adjustable hemostasis band provides radial and brachial proximal pressure; available in three sizes; nonsterile or sterile and optional calcium alginate hemostasis pad attached, which provides an antimicrobial barrier
QuicKlamp Mechanical compression devices Hands-free adjustable pressure device to be used with compression discs with or without calcium alginate hemostasis pad attached
EZ Hold Compression devices Reusable handheld weighted compression device used with compression discs; provides users a pain-free alternative
Pressure Discs Compression discs with optional calcium alginate attached; works in conjunction with all clamp systems
Vascular Solutions, Inc. D-Stat Dry Hemostatic Bandage Thrombinbased topical hemostasis pad with bandage All N/A A hemostatic pad with the clotting power of thrombin; used as an adjunct to manual compression
D-Stat Dry Clear Hemostatic Bandage Thrombin-based topical hemostasis pad with clear bandage A hemostatic pad with the clotting power of thrombin; used as an adjunct to manual compression with a clear bandage
D-Stat 2 Dry Hemostatic Bandage Two-bandage thrombin-based topical hemostasis pad A two-bandage hemostatic pad; version of the D-Stat Dry that is scored and can be separated in half for application on two separate puncture sites
D-Stat Dry Wrap Hemostatic Bandage Thrombinbased topical hemostasis pad with bandage A precut hemostatic pad with the clotting power of thrombin for use around indwelling lines
D-Stat Rad-Band Improved version mechanical compression device with thrombin Adjustable radial compression band that consists of a nonwoven pad containing thrombin, an adjustable strap, and attached foam comfort pads
D-Stat Flowable Hemostat Flowable thrombin, collagen, and Ca++ hemostat Thick yet flowable hemostat that can be used topically on sources of active bleeding; also indicated for prepectoral pocket hemostasis after pulse generator implantation
D-Stat Handle Mechanical compression tool A comfortable, ergonomically designed complement to the D-Stat Clamp Accessory
D-Stat Clamp Accessory Thrombinbased topical hemostasis pad with comfort pad and coupling device All N/A Thrombin-based hemostatic bandage configured for attachment to D-Stat Handle and many other standard clamp devices
Z-Medica Corporation QuikClot Interventional Topical hemostatic bandage All, including up to 12 N/A A kaolin-based hemostatic pad and 3M Tegaderm adhesive bandage, applied topically as an adjunct to manual compression and indicated for the local management and control of surface bleeding from vascular access sites; double packaged in a blister package and in a foil pouch for aseptic use
ACT, activated clotting time; PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention.

Closure Devices

02.ClosureDevices.pdf
Company Name Product Name Type Puncture Size (F) Maximum Wire Compatibility Comments
Abbott Vascular Perclose A-T Suture- Mediated Closure System Suture 5–8 0.038 Not provided
Perclose ProGlide Suture- Mediated Closure System
Prostar XL Percutaneous Vascular Surgical System 8.5–10
StarClose SE Nitinol Clip 5, 6
AccessClosure, Inc. Mynx Cadence Vascular Closure Device Extravascular sealant 6, 7 Utilizes existing procedural sheath Next-generation Mynx offers smoother deployment while maintaining the benefits of the Mynx; new features include a definitive shuttle stop when deploying the sealant and a single marker indicating completion of sealant compression, which improve accuracy and consistency of deployment; device allows users to eliminate a step in preparing the device for use; patient-friendly; delivers extravascular, conformable PEG sealant that provides a durable hemostasis and dissolves within 30 days, leaving nothing behind
5 A true 5-F closure device; provides the same benefits as Mynx Cadence 6 F/7 F; delivers extravascular, conformable PEG sealant through the existing 5-F procedure sheath; provides a durable hemostasis and dissolves within 30 days, leaving nothing behind
Cardiva Medical, Inc. Cardiva Catalyst II Arteriotomy tamponade 5, 6, 7 Works through existing sheath Catalyst II supports the body's natural healing process with a deployable nitinol disc that provides temporary hemostasis at the arteriotomy, allowing it to recoil to the size of an 18-gauge needle; hemostatic coating on the wire accelerates the clotting cascade quickly facilitating vessel closure, preserving the artery, and leaving nothing behind
Cardiva Catalyst III Arteriotomy tamponade for use with patients receiving heparin Catalyst III expands on Catalyst II technology with the addition of a protamine sulfate coating in patients receiving heparin; this coating acts to locally neutralize the effects of heparin in the tissue tract at the puncture site and further aid the body's natural healing process
Interventional Therapies Quick-Close Suture 5, 6, 7, 8 0.038 Quick-Close is approved for use in femoral arteriotomy closure in both diagnostic and interventional endovascular procedures using 5- to 8-F sheaths; Quick-Close, by design, allows for simple, verifiable, and consistently safe vascular closure with the additional safety of a monofilament suture closure
Morris Innovative, Inc. FISH (Femoral Introducer Sheath and Hemostasis) Device Biomaterial (SIS) seal allows for remodeling of host tissue at the arteriotomy 5, 6, 7, 8 Works through existing sheath Combines a unique biologic material (used in other parts of the body for healing) to safely achieve rapid hemostasis at the arterial puncture site; standard introducer sheath with integrated biologic material (SIS) for easy insertion by the clinician; provides the option of sheath removal when and where it is most ideal for the patient and staff
Nobles Medical Technology SuperStitch Polypropylene suture and knot 6–12 Works through existing sheath True 6- and 8-F suture delivery through the sheath; does not enlarge arteriotomy; available in 6-, 8-, 12-F, as well as 12-F extended length
St. Jude Medical, Inc. Angio-Seal VIP, Angio-Seal STS Plus Mechanical seal 6, 8 6 F, 0.035; 8 F, 0.038 Suture, collagen, and anchor sandwich of the arteriotomy; all components reabsorb within 90 days; FDA labeling for immediate restick; FDA labeling for 20-minute ambulation and 60-minute discharge for diagnostic cases
Angio-Seal Evolution 6, 8 Next-generation Angio-Seal with automated collagen compaction and enhanced ease-of-use design; suture, collagen, and anchor sandwich of the arteriotomy; all components reabsorb within 90 days; FDA labeling for immediate restick; FDA labeling for 20-minute ambulation and 60-minute discharge for diagnostic cases
Vascular Solutions, Inc. Duett Pro, Diagnostic Duett Pro Thrombin and collagen procoagulant 5–9 Works through existing sheath Utilizes the existing sheath, a balloon catheter, and a procoagulant to achieve hemostasis; Duett Pro is approved for use with glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors and ACT of ≤ 400
ACT, activated clotting time; PEG, polyethylene glycol.

Specialty Catheters

03.SpecialtyCatheters.pdf
Company Name Product Name Catheter Size (F) Working Length (cm) Minimum Guiding Catheter ID (inch) Comments
Abbott Vascular Tornus Specialty Catheter 2.1, 2.6 135 N/A Not provided
Oscor Inc. TB 4, 5, 6 110 N/A Temporary pacing lead catheter available straight and in several curve configurations
Helios 5 Temporary pacing lead catheter with balloon
Spectranetics Corporation Quick-Cross Support Catheter 1.5, 1.8 65, 90, 135, 150 0.039, 0.044, 0.063 Hydrophilic coated and sized to support standard guidewire size
Quick-Cross Extreme Support Catheter 2, 2.2 0.042, 0.044, 0.059 Braided catheter jacket for improved strength and pushability; angled tip for quicker access into branched anatomy; low-crossing profile and hydrophilic coating helps cross complex lesions
St. Jude Medical, Inc. Pacel Bipolar Pacing Catheter 4, 5, 6, 7 110 N/A Temporary pacing catheters available in straight, curved, flow-directed, and torque-controlled configurations
Vascular Solutions, Inc. Gopher Gold Catheter 3 135 0.058 Highly torqueable braided backbone with gold-plated distal tip, providing rotational support while pulling through stenosis
Langston Dual Lumen Catheter 6, 7, 8 100, 110, 125 0.078 Dual-lumen simultaneous pressure measurement of two sites with three different tip configurations including pigtail, multipurpose, and straight selective
Twin-Pass Dual Access Catheters 3 140 0.058 Dual-lumen catheter with two independent 0.014-inch lumens for guidewire access, guidewire support, and/or the delivery of contrast or medication; 0.014-inch wire access
Twin-Pass .023 Dual Access Catheters 3.5 0.066 Dual-lumen catheter with two independent lumens: one for a 0.014-inch guidewire and one for a 0.018-inch guidewire; used for guidewire access, guidewire support, and/or the delivery of contrast or medication; 0.018-inch wire access; indicated for pressure measurement
Skyway Support Catheter 3 138 0.045 Low-profile catheter for 0.014-inch guidewire support and exchange; OTW and RX versions
Minnie Support Catheter 1.54, 1.77, 3.15 (distal tip) 65, 90, 135, 150 5 F (0.014 size); 6 F (0.018 and 0.035 sizes) Family of 10 catheters (0.014-, 0.018-, and 0.035-inch wire compatible) offering guidewire support and exchange, and delivery of therapeutic agents; smoothly tapered distal tip combined with a low-crossing profile with fully embedded radiopaque markers
GuideLiner Catheter 6 (5-in-6); 7 (6-in-7); 8 (7-in-8) 145 6 F (≥ 0.07); 7 F (≥ 0.078); 8 F (≥ 0.088) A rapid-exchange, coaxial mother-and-child guide extension delivered through standard guide catheters, resulting in an ID approximately 1-F size smaller than the guide catheter; used to access discrete regions of the coronary and/or peripheral vasculature and to facilitate placement and exchange of guidewires and other interventional devices
PiggyBack Wire Converter 0.035-inch OD 80, 120, 145 N/A Converts an 0.014-inch guidewire into an 0.035-inch delivery device in situ, permitting the subsequent delivery of devices with 0.035-inch wire lumens
ID, inner diameter; OD, outer diameter; OTW, over the wire; RX, rapid exchange.

Mechanical Thrombectomy/Thrombolysis

04.MechanicalThrom.pdf
Company Name Product Name Sheath Size (F) Guidewire (inch) Working Length (cm) Mode of Operation US FDA Indicated Use
Ekos Corporation EkoSonic SV Endovascular System 3 0.014 150 USAT simultaneously delivers ultrasound and thrombolytics to target clot; high-frequency, low-power ultrasonic energy loosens and thins the clot's fibrin structure, allowing thrombolytic agents to access more receptor sites; at the same time, ultrasonic pressure forces the drug deep into the clot and keeps it there so it does not escape downstream Intended for the controlled and selective infusion of physician-specified fluids, including thrombolytics, into the peripheral vasculature; regional infusion of contrast materials into selected vessels in the neurovasculature; to deliver physician-specified fluids to the coronary vasculature
Medrad Interventional/ Possis AngioJet XMI OTW 4 0.014 135 High-velocity water jets enclosed in catheter utilize Bernoulli principle for capture, microfragmentation, and removal Removing thrombus in the treatment of patients with symptomatic coronary artery or saphenous vein graft lesions in vessels ≥ 2 mm in diameter before balloon angioplasty or stent placement
AngioJet Spiroflex Rapid Exchange
AngioJet SpiroflexVG Rapid Exchange 5 Removing thrombus in the treatment of patients with symptomatic coronary artery or saphenous vein graft lesions in vessels ≥ 3 mm in diameter before balloon angioplasty or stent placement
OTW, over the wire; USAT, ultrasound-accelerated thrombolysis.

Specialty Balloons

05.SpecialtyBalloons.pdf
Company Name Product Name Nominal (atm) Rated Burst (atm) Endhole (inch) French Size Sheath Sizing (F) Shaft Length (cm) Balloon Diameters (mm) Balloon Lengths (cm)
Atrium Medical Corporation ClearWay RX Therapeutic Infusion Catheter 2–4 N/A N/A Introducer size: 5, 6 Guide catheter size: 6, 7 134 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4 1, 5
Boston Scientific Corporation Flextome Cutting Balloon Dilation Device 6 12 0.014 guidewire compatible 2.7 6 RX, 142; OTW, 137 2–4 in 0.25-mm increments 6, 10, 15
Oscor Inc. Venos (CS Balloon Occlusion Catheter) Compliant N/A 0.025, 0.035 N/A 5, 6, 7 N/A 10, 15 10, 20
OTW, over the wire; RX, rapid exchange.

Thrombus Aspiration Devices

06.ThrombusAspiration.pdf
Company Name Product Name Type Maximum Tip Diameter (mm) Minimum Guide Catheter Size (F) Catheter Length (cm) Side Hole Segment Length (cm)
Atrium Medical Corporation Xpress-Way RX Extraction catheter 3.9 F (6-F device), 4.6 F (7-F device) 6, 7 140 N/A
Control Medical Technology Aspire Aspirator Handheld, hand-powered aspirator compatible with catheters N/A N/A N/A N/A
Invatec, Inc. Diver C.E. Aspiration Catheter Low-profile, rapid-exchange, hydrophilic coating with and without side holes 1.58 6 145 2
Lumen Biomedical, Inc. (Distributed by Volcano Corporation) Xtract Aspiration Catheter Directional, single-lumen, arterial embolectomy 1.4, 1.9 6, 7 150 N/A
Medrad Interventional/ Possis Fetch Aspiration Catheter Braided shaft, hydrophilic coating, convex tip 1.4 6 135 N/A
Medtronic, Inc. Export Catheter Guide catheter braid technology 1.73, 1.98 6, 7 145 N/A
Export AP Catheter Full-wall variable hub to tip braiding; hydrophilic coating; short, soft tip 1.73 6 140
Spectranetics Corporation QuickCat Extraction Catheter Low-profile, dual-lumen, arterial embolectomy catheter with hydrophilic coating 1.4 6 145 N/A
Vascular Solutions, Inc. Pronto V3 Extraction Catheter Arterial embolectomy; hydrophilic coating; patented Silva tip; full-length wire braiding; maximized extraction lumen and force 1.65 6 140 N/A
Pronto LP Extraction Catheter Low-profile arterial embolectomy; hydrophilic coating; patented Silva tip; full-length wire braiding; delivery stylet 1.34
Pronto .035 Extraction Catheter Large-vessel thrombus aspiration catheter; full-length braiding; patented Silva tip 3.25 10 (sheath) 115
Pronto-Short Extraction Catheter AVG/fistula/arterial embolectomy; patented Silva tip 1.98 6 (sheath) 40
AVG, arteriovenous graft.

CTO Devices

07.CTODevices.pdf
Company Name Product Name Catheter Tip OD (inch) Wire Size (inch) Working Length (cm) Minimum Guiding Catheter ID (F) Comments
Bard Peripheral Vascular Crosser 14 0.043 0.014 146 6 Rapid-exchange catheter delivering high-frequency vibration for CTO recanalization
Crosser LP 0.025 N/A 5 Low-profile catheter delivering high-frequency vibration for CTO recanalization
CTO, chronic total occlusion; ID, inner diameter; OD, outer diameter.

Coronary Atherectomy Device

08.Coronary.pdf
Company Name Product Name Minimum Vessel Diameter (mm) Sheath Compatibility (F) Crossing Profile Working Length (cm) Tip Length (cm)
Boston Scientific Corporation Rotablator Rotational Atherectomy System 1.25–2.5 6–10 N/A 135 Floppy wire, 2.2; extra support wire, 2.8

Excimer Lasers

09.Eximer.pdf
Company Name Product Name Product Description Configuration Working Length (cm) Comments
Spectranetics Corporation ELCA Laser Ablation Catheters 0.9-mm catheter for Coronary Intervention 0.9-mm catheter RX 130 Spectranetics' ELCA laser ablation catheters are indicated for CTOs (crossable by a guidewire), SVGs, in-stent restenosis, PTCA dilation failures, moderately calcified lesions, ostial lesions, long lesions
0.9- X 80-mm catheter
0.9-mm catheter OTW
0.9- X 80-mm catheter
1.4-mm catheter RX
1.7-mm catheter
1.7-mm eccentric catheter
2-mm catheter
2-mm eccentric catheter
Recommended calibration settings: 45 Fluence, 25 Hz.
CVX-300 Excimer Laser Ablation System software upgrade required.
CTO, chronic total occlusion; OTW, over-the-wire; PTCA, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; RX, rapid exchange; SVG, saphenous vein graft.

Wire Control Catheters

10.WirelessControl.pdf
Company Name Product Name Guide Catheter Compatibility (F) Length (cm) Inner Diameter (inch) Guidewire Compatibility (inch) Radiopaque Platinum Tip Length (mm) Tip Bend Radius (mm)
BioCardia, Inc. Morph Deflectable Tip Guide Catheter N/A 76 0.055 0.014–0.038 N/A 15
St. Jude Medical, Inc. Venture Catheter Over-the-Wire 6 140 0.018 0.014 8 2.5
Venture Catheter Rapid Exchange 145

Intra-Aortic balloon Catheters

11.IntraAortic.pdf
Company Name Product Name Catheter Size (F) Balloon Size Volume (mL) Arterial Pressure Lumen Diameter (inch) Sheath Size (F) Insertable Length (cm) Guidewire Size (inch) Distal Marker Length (mm) Proximal Marker Length (mm) Fiber Optic Pressure Sensing
Arrow International, a Division of Teleflex AutoCAT 2, AutoCAT 2 WAVE, AeroAutoCAT 2 series 7, 8, 9 30, 40, 50 adjustable 0.027, 0.032 8, 9, 10 65.2–69 0.025, 0.03 N/A N/A Yes
Datascope (Now Maquet) Sensation 7 40/34 0.02 7 72.3 0.018 6 5 Yes
Linear 7.5 40/34/25 0.027 7.5 0.025 9 6 No
Mega 8 50 8 6

Catheter-Based Cardiac Assist Devices

12.CatheterBased.pdf
Company Name Product Name Catheter Size (F) Obturator Size (F) Two-Stage Dilator (F) Insertable Length (cm) Obturator Inner Diameter (inch) Cone Volume (mL) System Volume (mL) Radiopaque Markings Flow Range
Abiomed Impella 2.5 12 maximum, 9 at skin surface 12 N/A 116 (minimum) 0.038 N/A 0 One, at aortic valve 0–2.5 L/min
Impella 5.0 22 maximum, 9 at skin surface N/A N/A None 0–5 L/min

Cardiac Assist Device

13.CardiacAssist.pdf
Company Name Product Name Catheter Size (F) Obturator Size (F) Two-Stage Dilator (F) Insertable Length (cm) Obturator Inner Diameter (inch) Cone Volume (mL) System Volume (mL) Radiopaque Markings Flow Range
CardiacAssist, Inc. TandemHeart PTVA 21 14 14/21 62, 72 0.038 10 < 100 3-distal tip 1–5 L/min percutaneous

Embolic Protection Devices

14.Embolic.pdf
Company Name Product Name Type Position US FDA Indicated Use
Boston Scientific Corporation FilterWire EZ 2.25–3.5-mm Embolic Protection System Filter Distal SVG indications
FilterWire EZ 3.5–5.5-mm Embolic Protection System SVG and carotid interventions
ev3 Inc. SpiderFX 3.0–7.0-mm Embolic Protection System Filter Distal SVG and carotid interventions
SVG, saphenous vein graft.

Occlusion Devices

15.Occlusion.pdf
Company Name Product Name Type Position US FDA Indicated Use
Medtronic, Inc. GuardWire Occlusion balloon Distal SVG indication
Oscor Inc. Venos (Balloon Occlusion Catheter) 10- and 15-mm compliant balloon occlusion catheter (latex free) Distal For the temporary occlusion of the coronary sinus during a venogram or infusion of contract media or drug
St. Jude Medical, Inc. Proxis Proximal, occlusion system Proximal SVG and soft thrombus removal indication
SVG, saphenous vein graft.

Biopsy Forceps

16.Biopsy.pdf
Company Name Product Name Shaft OD Length (cm) Approach Shapeable Tip (Yes/No)
Cordis Corporation Standard Biopsy Forceps 5.5, 7 F (1.85, 2.3 mm) 1.85, 2.3 104, 50 Femoral, internal jugular
Bipal Biopsy Forceps 2.2 F (2.2 mm) 2.2
St. Jude Medical, Inc. Procure Endomyocardial Biopsy Forceps 5.4, 7 F 50, 105 Femoral, internal jugular Yes
OD, outer diameter.

Occluder Devices

17.Occluder.pdf
Company Name Product Name US FDA Indicated Use Recommended Size of Introducer (F) Recommended Diameter of Defect for Device (mm) Device Size (mm) Delivery Device Length (cm) Comments
AGA Medical Corporation Amplatzer Septal Occluder Transcatheter ASD closure 6–12-F TorqVue Delivery Systems (device size determines delivery sheath selection) Ability to close 4- to 38-mm defects; 40-mm device not available in the US 4–38 (waist diameter ASD) (40-mm device not available in the US) 60 or 80 Low-profile, nitinol and polyester construction; device waist fills defect for optimal fit and occlusion; endothelialization process promotes low thrombogenicity; low risk of erosion
Amplatzer Cribriform Septal Occluder Transcatheter multifenestrated ASD closure 8–10-F TorqVue Delivery Systems (device size determines delivery sheath selection) Shortest distance from defect to aortic root or distance from defect to superior vena cava orifice: 35-mm device up to 17.5 mm; 25-mm device if defect is between 12.5 and 17.4 mm; 18-mm device is between 9 and 12.4 mm; do not implant if defect is = 9 mm; 40-mm device not available in the US 18, 25, 30, 35 (40-mm device not available in the US) Nitinol and polyester construction; thin waist offers optimal fit and occlusion of the multifenestrated ASD
Amplatzer Duct Occluder Transcatheter occlusion of PDA 5–7-F TorqVue Delivery Systems (device size determines delivery sheath selection) Ability to close 2.5- to > 5-mm defects 5/4, 6/4, 8/6, 10/8, 12/10; 14/12 and 16/14 not available in the US (device diameter at descending aorta/device diameter at pulmonary artery) 60 (5–7 F); 80 (6–7 F) Nitinol and polyester construction of the Duct Occluder allows its use on varied PDA shapes and sizes
Amplatzer Muscular VSD Occluder Transcatheter muscular septal defect closure 6–9-F TorqVue Delivery Systems (device size determines delivery sheath selection) Ability to close 4- to 18-mm defects 4–18 (waist diameter VSD) 60 (6–8 F); 80 (6–9 F) Nitinol and polyester fabric in the device waist and discs provide for rapid occlusion properties
Gore & Associates Gore Helex Septal Occluder Ostium secundum ASD 10 Device diameter should be twice that of the defect diameter 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 75 Single, circumferential nitinol wire frame; ePTFE membrane with low thrombogenicity; soft, conformable design with low risk of erosion/ perforation; fully retrievable even after lock release
NMT Medical Inc. The CardioSeal Septal Repair Implant and StarFlex Septal Repair Implant The CardioSeal septal repair implant is indicated for use in the nonsurgical treatment of intracardiac defects 10 CardioSeal and StarFlex sizes should be based on both the diameter and shape of the defect; the area containing the target defect must be large enough to allow the implant to fully deploy, and the surrounding structures should be fully examined in multiple planes to assure no interference by the device; the CardioSeal should be at least 1.7:1 times the stretched diameter of the defect; the CardioSeal and StarFlex should fit within the anatomy without interfering with other intracardiac structures and with all arms in contact with the septum; the defect should have adequate rim around the circumference to provide a stable platform CardioSeal: 17, 23, 28, 33, 40; StarFlex: 23, 28, 38 N/A The CardioSeal and StarFlex septal repair implants have the longest clinical use history of all currently available septal occluders; the double-umbrella implant provides a highly conformable design with very low septal profile and low metal surface area; the polyester tissue scaffold is proven to promote endothelialization; the CardioSeal and the StarFlex have a framework that is made of MP35N, a cobalt-based alloy known for its excellent corrosion resistance and MRI safety; as MP35N is not a shape memory material, it does not distort cardiac anatomy; StarFlex has a nitinol spring that enables the implant to self-center within the defect
Nobles Medical Technology SuperStitch EL Vascular stitching in general surgery, including endoscopic procedures not intended for blind vascular closure 12 N/A 12 85 The SuperStitch EL allows physicians to place sutures in remote locations to close arteriotomies, venotomies, or approximate tissue planes in the vascular system including cardiovascular
ASD, atrial septal defect; ePTFE, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; PDA, patent ductus arteriosus; VSD, ventricular septal defect.

Pressure Wires: Coiled Stainless Steel

18.PressureWire.pdf
Company Name Product Name Type (Fixed Core/Movable Core) Diameter (inch) Length (cm) Tip Type Antithrombogenic (Yes/No) Comments
St. Jude Medical, Inc. PressureWire Certus Fixed core 0.014 175, 300 Straight Yes, PTFE coated Ability to measure pressure, flow, and temperature on one guidewire
PressureWire Aeris Fully integrated, wireless PressureWireSystem
Volcano Corporation PrimeWire Fixed core 0.014 185, 300 Straight or J-tip Yes Measures pressure
FloWire 175, 300 Measures flow using pulsed-wave Doppler technology
ComboWire 185 Straight Measures pressure and flow simultaneously using pulsed-wave Doppler technology

Intravascular Ultrasound

19.Intravascular.pdf
Company Name Product Name Imaging Diameter (mm) Catheter Usable Length (cm) Maximum Guidewire (inch) Minimum v Shaft Distal Section (F) Minimum Sheath Diameter (F) Comments
Boston Scientific Corporation Atlantis SR Pro (coronary) 6 135 0.014 6 (0.064-inch) 3.2 6 Hydrophilic coating
iCross (coronary)
Atlantis 018 Peripheral Imaging Catheter (peripheral) 8 0.018 5
Atlantis PV Peripheral Imaging Catheter (peripheral) 30 95 0.035 8 8
Atlantis ICE 9Mhz 50 110 N/A 9 8.5
Sonicath Ultra 9 (peripheral)
Volcano Corporation Eagle Eye Platinum (coronary or peripheral) 20 150 0.014 5 (ID ≥ 0.056 inch) 3.3 5 Highly deliverable plug-and-play IVUS with GlyDx hydrophilic coating, 3 radiopaque markers, VH IVUS, and ChromaFlo imaging
Eagle Eye Gold (coronary or peripheral) 20 150 0.014 5 (ID ≥ 0.058 inch) 2.9 5 Plug and play; digital IVUS with VH IVUS and ChromaFlo imaging
Revolution (coronary) 14 135 6 (ID ≥ 0.064 inch) 3.2 6 High frequency (45 MHz) rotational IVUS
Visions PV .018 (small peripheral) 24 0.018 6 3.4 Plug and play; digital IVUS with ChromaFlo imaging
Visions PV 8.2 (large peripheral) 60 90 0.038 N/A 7 9 Plug and play, digital IVUS
ID, inner diameter; IVUS, intravascular ultrasound; VH, virtual histology.

Optical Coherence Tomography

20.Optical.pdf
Company Name Product Name Imaging Diameter (mm) Catheter Usable Length (cm) Maximum Guidewire (inch) Minimum Guide Catheter ID (F) Shaft Distal Section (F) Comments
St. Jude Medical, Inc. Dragonfly Intravascular Imaging Catheter 2–3.5 135 0.014 6 2.7 F Hydrophilic coating
ID, inner diameter.

Contrast Delivery Systems

21.ContrastDelivery.pdf
Company Name Product Name Applications Flow Range (mL/s) Volume Range (mL) Delivery Pressure Adjustable Rise Time Syringes Syringe Capacity (mL) Disposable Prefilled Comments
Acist Medical Systems, Inc Cvi Contrast Delivery System Angiography for coronary arteries, ventriculography, aortography, peripheral angiography 0.8–40 responsive variable rate in 0.1-mL increments User-responsive variable range 0.8–99.9 in 0.1-mL increments System limits of 200–1,200; user- defined program limits dependent on procedure parameter of choice Yes, 0–1 sec in 0.1-sec increments Up to 5-times use, disposable 100 Disposable multiuse syringe, patient kits with integrated pressure transducer, and hand controller N/A From the inventors of variable-rate technology, designed for coronary injections as well as large volume injections (LV, AO, etc.) and all peripheral procedures; air column detector distal to patient tubing connection, autocontrast refill, and air purge; tracks contrast delivered and used per injection and case; multiple sensors
EmpowerCTA CT 0.1–10 10–200 40–300 N/A Single-use, disposable 200 Yes No New automated syringe initialization, syringe fill, and air purge features; arming at the injector; IRiS Viewer; extravasation detection technology; built-in Bracco protocols, open architecture; simple user interface; upgradeable; tilt sensor/ lockout; voice prompts; fast shutdown; modular flexibility
EmpowerMR MRI 0.1–10 in user-specified increments of 0.1 N/A 10–30 2–100 Hydraulic system does not require batteries; no motor-motor control system RF transients in MR suite during injection; fully MR compatible up to 7T; connectivity to IRiS contrast management tool
Covidien, Liebel-Flarsheim Angiomat Illumena Angiographic, CT Angiography: 0.1–4; CT: 0.1–10 0.1–200 75–1200 Yes, 1–10 sec Prefilled and disposable 150, 200 150, 200 50, 75, 100, 125 Versatile exam modes with just the touch of a button, switch between cardio, angio, and CT modes
Optistar Elite MRI Side A: 60 mL syringe, 0.1–10; 10-, 15-, 20-, 30-mL syringe, 0.1–8; side B: 0.1–10 mL in 0.1-mL increments 0.1–60 10-, 15-, 20-, 30-, 50- mL prefilled syringes at 200; 60 mL empty syringes at 150 60 on A (contrast and saline) 60 mL on A and B v Contrast: 10, 15, 20, 30 mL; saline: 50 mL Battery-free power source patency check; status line indicator; color-coded push rods; auto retract; powerhead recessed start button; battery-free power source
OptiVantage DH 0.1–10 1–125 or 1–200, depending on syringe size 25–325 200 200-mL front loading Contrast: 50, 75, 100, 125 mL; saline 125 mL Optional Optibolus bolus shaping software improves CTA images and contrast agent utilization; RFID technology, an automatic identification technology that captures, stores and transmits data between the Ultraject syringe and the Optivantage DH power injector using devices called RFID transponders, or tags; prevents use of previously used syringe
LeMaitre Vascular, Inc. LeverEdge Contrast Injector Angiography Variable 0.1–32 70–600 N/A Disposable, single-use 35 Yes N/A Provides manual operator with complete control; patented design injects contrast at pressures six times greater than standard manual syringe
Medrad, Inc. Stellant D CT 0.1–10 Integral auto load allows user defined contrast and saline volumes, based on procedure, to load automatically; 200 mL maximum per syringe 50–325 maximum N/A Disposable Saline: 200; contrast: 200 200-mL syringes Yes, exclusive compatibility with more than one contrast manufacturer Patented P3T products offer personalized patient injection protocols; enables consistent vascular attenuation for CCTA images across a broad patient population and helps ease entry into CCTA by suggesting injection protocols; the DualFlow feature can enhance of both sides of the heart uniformly
Stellant SX 200
Spectris Solaris EP MRI 0.01–1 in 0.01 increments from .01–3.1; 0.1 increments from 3.1–10 0.5-65 mL in 0.1 mL increments up to 31 mL; 1-mL increments for = 31 mL or 1–115 mL in 1-mL increments (saline) Factory set not to exceed 325 Saline: 115; contrast: 65 Yes N/A
Medrad Interventional Mark V ProVis Angiography 0.3–10 in 0.1-mL increments; 10–50 in 1-mL increments 0.5–200 100–1,200 Yes, 0.0–9.9 sec in 0.1-sec increments Single-use, disposable 60, 150, 200 60, 150, 200 No Exclusive Mechanical Stop, patented FluiDots, Sentinel Air Check Reminder, 100% OEM compatibility, multiple configurations (table, pedestal, overhead mounts), 99.9% average up-time
Avanta Variable flow: 1–10 in 0.1 mL/s increments; fixed flow: 1–45 in 1-mL increments Volume 1–150 mL in 1 mL increments; refillable from attached bulk source 300–1,200 Rise time 0.0–9.9 sec in 0.1-sec Disposable multiuse 150 150 Dual infrared fluid level sensors for saline and contrast line, saline flush capability, multipatient use disposables, gross air detectors, FluiDots, 100% OEM compatibility, multiple configurations (table, pedestal mounts)
AO, aortography; CCTA, coronary computed tomographic angiography; CT, computed tomography; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging;
LV, left ventriculography; OEM, original equipment manufacturer; RFID, radiofrequency identification.

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