Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer

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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.

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.

Documents

Discover more about the Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer by reviewing the brochures and Instructions for Use.

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Catalog NumberTrademarkExpanded Family Name1Sheath French Size (F)Sheath Length (cm)Guide Wire DiameterGuide Wire LengthWire DescriptionTip ConfigurationGuide Wire MaterialGuide Wire Material AbreviationNeedle Gauge (G)Dilator Length cm (in)Max Guide Wire Accepted By DilatorHub ColorSterilizationLatex FreeHCPCS CodeShipping Box Qty
K15-00244Prelude®Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer5F11 cm (4.3")0.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")MandrelStraight Floppy TipStainless SteelSS/SS20G16 cm (6.3")0.018" (0.46 mm)GrayETOYes5
PSI-4F-11-035ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer4.5F11 cm (4.3")0.035" (0.89 mm)50 cm (19.7")Double Ended3 mm J-Tip/StraightStainless Steel16 cm (6.3")0.035" (0.89 mm)RedETOYesC1894, C17695
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)GrayETOYesC1894, C17695
PSI-5F-11ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer5.5F11 cm (4.3")16 cm (6.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)GrayETOYesC18945
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/Straight16 cm (6.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)GreenETOYesC1894, C17695
PSI-6F-11ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer6.5F11 cm (4.3")16 cm (6.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)GreenETOYesC18945
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)OrangeETOYesC1894, C17695
PSI-7F-11ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer7.5F11 cm (4.3")16 cm (6.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)OrangeETOYesC18945
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)BlueETOYesC1894, C17695
PSI-8F-11ACTPrelude ACT™Prelude ACT™ Sheath Introducer8.5F11 cm (4.3")16 cm (6.3")0.038" (0.97 mm)BlueETOYesC18945
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