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.


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 PreludeEASE™ 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 (3mm J and straight floppy).

Custom Kit Options

Merit can tailor kits to meet your clinical needs.



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