Features & Benefits

The Prelude ACT™ (Activated Clotting Time) sheaths are part of Merit’s comprehensive family of vascular access products. These half-size sheaths allow easy blood draw through sheath side arm with or without catheters in place. The ACT sheaths accommodate a variety of catheters and other interventional devices to meet your clinical needs.

PRELUDE® SHEATH INTRODUCERS

Merit Medical’s Innovative Family of Vascular Access Products

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.

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).

GUIDE WIRE 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.

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 TRANSITONS – Facilitates smooth insertion, even through tough skin or grafts.

LARGE BORE STOPCOCK – 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
ACHIEVE RADIAL ACCESS WITH EASETM.

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.

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Catalog NumberTrademarkExpanded Family Name1Sheath French Size (F)Sheath Length (cm)Guide Wire DiameterGuide Wire LengthWire DescriptionTip ConfigurationGuide Wire MaterialDilator Length cm (in)Max Guide Wire Accepted By DilatorHub ColorHCPCS Code
PSI-4F-11-035ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer4.5F11 cm (4.3")0.035" (0.89 mm)50 cm (19.7")Double EndedStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel16 cm (6.3")0.035" (0.89 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PSI-4F-11ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer4.5F11 cm (4.3")16 cm (6.3")0.035" (0.89 mm)RedC1894
PSI-5F-11-038ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer5.5F11 cm (4.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)50 cm (19.7")Double Ended3 mm J-Tip/StraightStainless Steel16 cm (6.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PSI-5F-11ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer5.5F11 cm (4.3")16 cm (6.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)GrayC1894
PSI-6F-11-038ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer6.5F11 cm (4.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)50 cm (19.7")Double Ended3 mm J-Tip/StraightStainless Steel16 cm (6.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)GreenC1894, C1769
PSI-6F-11ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer6.5F11 cm (4.3")16 cm (6.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)GreenC1894
PSI-7F-11-038ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer7.5F11 cm (4.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)50 cm (19.7")Double Ended3 mm J-Tip/StraightStainless Steel16 cm (6.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)OrangeC1894, C1769
PSI-7F-11ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer7.5F11 cm (4.3")16 cm (6.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)OrangeC1894
PSI-8F-11-038ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer8.5F11 cm (4.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)50 cm (19.7")Double Ended3 mm J-Tip/StraightStainless Steel16 cm (6.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)BlueC1894, C1769
PSI-8F-11ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer8.5F11 cm (4.3")16 cm (6.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)BlueC1894