Practice Makes Perfect! Hands-On Demo of Merit’s Endovascular Snare Systems at SIR 2013

Merit Medical will showcase two endovascular snare systems at the 2013 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) meeting in New Orleans:

A new hands-on simulation model will be on display in the Merit booth to give physicians the opportunity to practice the retrieval of foreign bodies and to build confidence with both the EN Snare and ONE Snare. The physician feedback about the hands-on experience from prior shows has been very positive and energetic.

If you plan to attend SIR this year (April 13-18), stop by and check out the hands-on simulation model for yourself. Hope to see you there!

Jesse Hansen
Marketing Director – Radiology

Merit Medical’s Worley™ LV Delivery System Highlighted at Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Course

Merit Medical proudly displayed our broad product offering and the newly acquired Thomas Medical products at the Fourth Annual ICD, CRT Implantation, Programming, Troubleshooting, and Extraction course held at the University of San Diego, February 22-24. Highlighted products included the ClassicSheath™ Splittable Hemostatic Introducer SystemONE Snare™ Endovascular Snare System, Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide WireSeaDragon™ Guide Wire Torque Device, and the Worley LV Delivery System.

Seth J. Worley, M.D., a world-renowned expert in advanced CRT implantation technique, demonstrated in an anatomical model how the Worley LV Delivery System and ONE Snare Endovascular Snare System are used with his unique advanced techniques. During each break, large groups of physicians gathered around the Merit booth to watch Dr. Worley in action.

A lot of interest was generated in our product offering and it was a great way to say “Hello” to the Electrophysiology community. Merit Medical Systems clearly showed that it is committed to providing innovative solutions to enhance and improve patient care.

Matt Toone
Marketing Director, Electrophysiology

Merit Medical Exhibiting at SIR Show in New Orleans April 13-18, 2013

New Orleans, LA is one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Steeped in history, it is home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food, and music. It is also the site for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) 2013 annual meeting. SIR will include education on the latest developments in interventional oncology and peripheral vascular, venous, and neurovascular disease.

We would like you to join us as we display our “Big Easy” charm at Booth 1831. Featured products include:

Experience our hands-on product demonstration models to learn more about the Merit Laureate and ONE Snare products.

Tami Anderson
Senior Product Manager

Merit Medical’s Angiographic Needles Are An Important Start To Any Procedure

The start of any angiographic procedure is as important as the outcome. Merit Medical is looking forward to demonstrating the advantages of its broad line of angiographic needles at the Access, Closure & Safety station at the Merit Medical booth at SIR 2013 in New Orleans, April 13-18. Our curved needles will be included in the Dialysis Products station.

Gaining access to a patient is critical for the best procedure outcome. As a leading provider of angiographic introducer needles, it is our goal to provide you the needle options you need for any angiographic or dialysis procedure.

  • Standard One Wall Needles
  • Safety Needles
  • Curved Needles For Specialized Dialysis Procedures

The Merit Advance® Angiographic Needle, Majestik® Angiographic Needle, and SecureLoc® Angiographic Needle are designed with

  • Unique Ergonomic Hubs
  • Increased Sharpness
  • Smooth Guide Wire Insertion And Removal

We hope you will visit our booth at SIR or visit our website,, to learn more about Merit’s full line of high-performance angiographic needles.

Chan Ream
Product Manager
Merit Medical

Merit Laureate® Hydrophilic Guide Wire Available in New 0.038” Diameter

I’m pleased to announce that we will be offering a 0.038” diameter Merit Laureate Hydrophilic Guide Wire worldwide. The increased diameter size will provide additional support options for physicians. Additional support is often required for very tortuous vasculature or when devices requiring additional support are used during procedures.

The Merit Laureate is Merit Medical’s premier hydrophilic guide wire for the placement of devices during diagnostic and interventional procedures in radiology, cardiology, vascular surgery, nephrology, and urology.

The Merit Laureate offers

  • True 1:1 torque control for greater turn-for-turn responsiveness and rapid vessel selection
  • Reliable and lasting lubricity to minimize surface friction for navigating highly tortuous anatomy and rapid catheter exchanges
  • Enhanced lesion crossability
  • Dependable visualization under fluoroscopy

Available in 0.035” to 0.038” diameters, 80 cm to 260 cm lengths, standard and stiff body, with angled and straight tip configurations. Click here to watch our Merit Laureate Product Demonstration Video with side-by-side comparison to the market leader and a product feature animation.

Penny Goldman
Senior Product Manager