Merit Medical’s ConcierGE® Guiding Catheter Now Available in Radial-Specific Shapes

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.

Guido Sanduilli
Marketing Director
Cardiovascular Division

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.

InQwire® Diagnostic Guide Wire Available in Baby J Configuration To Facilitate Transradial Intervention

Manipulating diagnostic guide wires through radial vasculature can sometimes be a little more complex than the pathways used during femoral access. To help facilitate radial navigation, Merit offers its InQwire diagnostic guide wire in both the standard J 3.0 mm curved tip as well as a 1.5 mm smaller ”baby” J tip configuration. The smaller, more closed J tip can help you navigate through the vasculature without selecting unwanted branches along the pathway.

The InQwire guide wire is precoated over the entire wire surface for smooth, consistent coverage that resists flaking. Smooth PTFE coating means less friction which improves trackability, lubricity, and durability. InQwire wires also have precise J-tip memory that ensures tip shape retention during utilization.

Catalog Code
Diameter
J Tip
Length
Configuration
IQ35F210J1O5
0.035″
(0.89 mm)
1.5 mm
210 cm
Standard
IQ35F210J1O5F
0.035″
(0.89 mm)
1.5 mm
210 cm
Firm
IQ35F210J3
0.035″
(0.89 mm)
3.0 mm
210 cm
Standard
IQ35F220J3
0.035″
(0.89 mm)
3.0 mm
220 cm
Standard
IQ35F260J1O5
0.035″
(0.89 mm)
1.5 mm
260 cm
Standard,
Exchange
IQ35F260J1O5F
0.035″
(0.89 mm)
1.5 mm
260 cm
Firm
Exchange
IQ35F260J3
0.035″
(0.89 mm)
3.0 mm
260 cm
Standard
Exchange

Having the right tools for your radial procedure provides the efficiency and effectiveness that can help ensure a successful outcome for your patients. Contact your local Merit Sales Representative to learn more about InQwire for radial and our extensive line of products for radial approach.

Penny Goldman
Senior Product Manager