Minimizing the number of catheter exchanges is important for transradial interventions in order to reduce the likelihood of spasm.1 Using catheters with radial-specific shapes may help radial operators minimize the number of catheter exchanges that can result in spasm.1
To meet the needs of radial diagnostic and interventional procedures, Merit Medical now offers the Ultimate 1 shape in both diagnostic catheters and ConcierGE® Guiding Excellence catheters with radial-specific shapes.
ConcierGE has approximately 30% more kink resistance2 and better torque response3 than the leading guiding catheter brands.
Cardiologists will now have the ability to match their guiding catheter to the shape of their diagnostic catheters, helping to reduce the need for multiple catheter exchanges.
Merit’s Performa Ultimate™ diagnostic cardiology catheters include four radial–specific shapes including the Ultimate shape, which can be used in both right and left coronary arteries using a single catheter.
ConcierGE and Performa Ultimate–more shapes give radialists more options for successful access.
1 Kwan et al, http://www.ptca.org/radial/optitorque_kwan.html
2 Data on File. Test results are based on 6F guide catheter comparison.
3 Data on file. At ½ hub rotation.