Prelude® Guide Wires

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Features & Benefits

Excellent Transitions

Help facilitate smooth insertion into vessel.

Hemostasis Valve

Minimizes blood leakage during procedure. Facilitates insertion and withdrawal of devices.

Color-coded Hubs

Match standard French sizing for easy identification.

Snap Fit Dilator

Eliminates slipping during insertion. Easy to grasp surface with an audible snap.

Rotating Suture Ring

Rotates around device. Smooth surface. Large suture opening.

Three-Way Stopcock

Easy to grip handle facilitates flush and aspiration.

Holster

Keeps all components secure, especially the guide wire. Components can be flushed while in the holster. All Prelude Sheaths are packaged in the holster (except Prelude Short Sheaths and PreludeEASETM Hydrophilic Sheaths).

Guidewire Options

Multiple guide wire options to meet your procedural needs.
All 0.035” (0.89mm) and 0.038” (0.97mm) guide wires are stainless steel,
double ended (3mmJ and straight floppy).

Custom Kit Options

Merit can tailor kits to meet your clinical needs.

THE PRELUDE FAMILY OF SHEATH INTRODUCERS

A comprehensive product line offering excellent transitions, smooth insertion,
custom kit configurations and more to meet your clinical needs.

PRELUDE ® SHEATH INTRODUCERS

The Prelude PSI sheath introducers are made from polyethylene tubing that offers kink resistance during insertion and use.


PRELUDEPRO ® SHEATH INTRODUCERS

Polypropylene (PRO) sheath tubing offers increased resilience and additional support during procedure.


PRELUDEACT ® ACT SHEATH INTRODUCERS

The Prelude ACT (Activated Clotting Time) sheaths allow easy blood draw from the side arm – with or without a catheter in place. These half size sheaths are made from polypropylene tubing and have the same great properties as the other Prelude sheaths.

Large Inner Diameter Sheath Tubing

  • Kink resistant, flexible and radiopaque.
  • Facilitates pressure readings, flush and aspirations.

PRELUDE ® MARKER TIP SHEATH INTRODUCERS

Highly radiopaque marker provides increased visibility of the sheath tip when using fluoroscopy


PRELUDE ® RADIAL (MINI ACCESS) SHEATH INTRODUCERS

  • Facilitates sheath placement using a small needle (21G or 20G) and small guide wire (0.018”/0.46mm or 0.025”/0.64mm).
  • Product is packaged with needle, guide wire, sheath and dilator.
  • Excellent for radial, brachial and femoral use.

Excellent Transitions

  • Facilitates smooth entry into patient and vessel.
  • Resists kinking during insertion.
  • Dilators are available with 0.018” (0.46mm) and 0.025” (0.64mm) tip tapers.

PRELUDE SHEATH INTRODUCERS WITH MERIT ADVANCE® ANGIOGRAPHIC NEEDLE

Provides access needle with sheath introducer, dilator and guide wire.


MERIT ADVANCE® ANGIOGRAPHIC NEEDLE

  • Unique hub design with ergonomic feel and reference point to orient bevel.
  • Bevel design with improved sharpness facilitates entry into tissue and vessel walls.

PRELUDE ® SHORT SHEATH INTRODUCERS

  • Provides access to dialysis fistulas and grafts.
  • Can be used for declot, angioplasty, and thrombolysis procedures.
  • Can also be used for temporary hemodialysis; will accommodate flow rates up to 600mL/min.

Radiopaque Marker Tip

Improves visibility of sheath tip to clearly and easily identify where sheath is within fistula, graft or vessel.

Excellent Tip Transitions

Facilitates smooth insertion, even through tough skin or grafts.

Large Bore Stopcocks

Allows for increased aspiration, flush and flow during procedures. Stopcock is removable.

Pinch Clamp

Provides fluid control delivery through side arm tubing.

Sheath Hub

Angle of hub combined with large inner diameter side arm tubing provide superior flow.


PRELUDEEASE ® HYDROPHILIC SHEATH INTRODUCERS

The PreludeEASE Hydrophilic Sheath Introducers, combined with a variety of radial products,
accessories, and custom kit configurations, provide you with the options you need to.

  • The PreludeEASE maintains a robust design that resists kinking while still providing a large inner diameter.
  • With a slim profile and large inner diameter for increased device compatibility, the
    PreludeEASE provides optimal dimensions without compromising integrity or performance.

Excellent Transitions

For smooth and easy insertion leading to patient comfort.

Insertion Force

Up to 30% less than leading competitor (6F data on file).

Hydrophilic Coating

The PreludeEASE is coated to the tip of the sheath.

Variety of Sizes

Available in 4F-7F. Smaller sizes for patients with smaller radial arteries.
Larger sizes also available to facilitate both diagnostic and interventional procedures.

Needle Options

Kits are available with needles for single or double wall access techniques.

Guide Wire Options

Kits available with stainless steel spring coil, nitinol or stainless steel mandrel, or plastic jacketed guide wires providing options for your clinical practice.

Custom Kit Options

Merit can tailor kits to meet your clinical needs.

Documents

Discover more about the Prelude® Guide Wires by reviewing the brochures and Instructions for Use.

Current IFUs

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Order Information

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Catalog NumberTrademarkExpanded Family Name1Guide Wire DiameterGuide Wire LengthWire DescriptionTip ConfigurationGuide Wire MaterialSterilizationLatex FreeHCPCS CodeShipping Box Qty
SW21A80PWPrelude®Prelude® Guide Wire0.021" (0.53 mm)80 cm (31.5")Plastic JacketedAngled Floppy TipNitinol CoreETOYes5
SW35DE50SSTPrelude® Guide WirePrelude® Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)50 cm (19.7")Double Ended3 mm J-Tip/StraightStainless SteelETOYesC176910
SW35DE80SSTPrelude® Guide WirePrelude® Guide Wire0.035" (0.89 mm)80 cm (31.5")Double Ended3 mm J-Tip/StraightStainless SteelETOYesC176910
SW38DE50SSTPrelude® Guide WirePrelude® Guide Wire0.038" (0.97 mm)50 cm (19.7")Double Ended3 mm J-Tip/StraightStainless SteelETOYesC176910
SW38DE80SSTPrelude® Guide WirePrelude® Guide Wire0.038" (0.97 mm)80 cm (31.5")Double Ended3 mm J-Tip/StraightStainless SteelETOYesC176910
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