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Learn More About the PreludeEASE™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer

Features & Benefits

Achieve radial access with EASE™. The PreludeEASE™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer helps you achieve quick and reliable radial access while minimizing the potential for spasm with hydrophilic coating that extends to the tip of the sheath and excellent transitions for smooth insertion. Available in 4F-7F for patients with smaller arteries and the larger sizes for diagnostic and interventional procedures. Product is available in multiple kit configurations as well as custom options to meet your specific procedural needs.

Radial Solutions excellent transition preludeEase

  • Sheaths available in 4F-7F
  • Hydrophilic coating facilitates easier insertion and removal as well as patient comfort1
  • Smooth and easy insertion leading to patient comfort

Radial Kit Components

Merit Advance® Needle: Short bevel needle with bevel indicator on hub, along with a proprietary coating helps to ensure smooth insertion.  A straightforward accurate single puncture with a metal needle can help lower the risk of spasm2

merit needle

Guide Wire Options: Kits available with spring coil stainless steel or nitinol mandrel guide wires providing options for your clinical practice

guidewire

BowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion Device: Included in kits with 0.018″ guide wires for easy, efficient alignment of devices with micro guide wires

bowtie

Custom Kit Options

  • Merit can tailor kits to meet your clinical needs

1Kiemenej F, Fraser D, Slogboom T, Laarman G, van der Wieken R. Hydrophilic coating aids radial sheath withdrawal and reduces patient discomfort following transracial coronary intervention: a randomized double-blind comparison of coated and uncoated sheaths. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 Jun; 59(2) 161-4.

2Kiemenej F. Prevention and management of radial artery spasm. Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2006 April; 18(4).

Ordering Information

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Catalog NumberTrademarkExpanded Family Name1Sheath French Size (F)Sheath Length (cm)Hydrophilic CoatingBow Tie™Guide Wire DiameterGuide Wire LengthWire DescriptionTip ConfigurationGuide Wire MaterialGuide Wire Material AbreviationNeedle Gauge (G)ScalpelSyringeDilator Length cm (in)Max Guide Wire Accepted By DilatorHub ColorHCPCS Code
PHR4F11018NTPDPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol CoreNT/PD21G17 cm (6.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F11018SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G17 cm (6.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F11018SSPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")MandrelStraight Floppy TipStainless SteelSS/SS21G17 cm (6.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F11021PWPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)45 cm (17.7")Plastic JacketedAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core22G# 11 Blade Thumb scalpel3cc syringe17 cm (6.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F11021SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G17 cm (6.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F11021SCSNPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G17 cm (6.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F11025PWPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.025" (0.64 mm)45 cm (17.7")Plastic JacketedAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core20G# 11 Blade Thumb scalpel3cc syringe17 cm (6.7")0.025" (0.64 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F16018NTPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F16 cm (6.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)80 cm (31.5")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core21G22 cm (8.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F16021SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F16 cm (6.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)80 cm (31.5")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G22 cm (8.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F16025PWPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F16 cm (6.3")Hydrophilic coated0.025" (0.64 mm)80 cm (31.5")Plastic JacketedAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core20G# 11 Blade Thumb scalpel3cc syringe22 cm (8.7")0.025" (0.64 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F23018NTPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F23 cm (9")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)80 cm (31.5")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core21G29 cm (11.4")0.018" (0.46 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F23021PWPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F23 cm (9")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)80 cm (31.5")Plastic JacketedAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core22G# 11 Blade Thumb scalpel3cc syringe29 cm (11.4")0.021" (0.53 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F23021SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F23 cm (9")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)80 cm (31.5")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G29 cm (11.4")0.021" (0.53 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F7018NTPDPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F7 cm (2.8")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol CoreNT/PD21G13 cm (5.1")0.018" (0.46 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR4F7018SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer4F7 cm (2.8")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G13 cm (5.1")0.018" (0.46 mm)RedC1894, C1769
PHR5F11018NTPDPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol CoreNT/PD21G17 cm (6.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F11018SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G17 cm (6.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F11018SSPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")MandrelStraight Floppy TipStainless SteelSS/SS21G17 cm (6.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F11021PWPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)45 cm (17.7")Plastic JacketedAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core22G# 11 Blade Thumb scalpel3cc syringe17 cm (6.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F11021SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G17 cm (6.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F11021SCSNPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G17 cm (6.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)Gray
PHR5F11021SSCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G17 cm (6.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F11025PWPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.025" (0.64 mm)45 cm (17.7")Plastic JacketedAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core20G# 11 Blade Thumb scalpel3cc syringe17 cm (6.7")0.025" (0.64 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F16018NTPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F16 cm (6.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)80 cm (31.5")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core21G22 cm (8.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F16021SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F16 cm (6.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)80 cm (31.5")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G22 cm (8.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F16025PWPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F16 cm (6.3")Hydrophilic coated0.025" (0.64 mm)80 cm (31.5")Plastic JacketedAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core20G# 11 Blade Thumb scalpel3cc syringe22 cm (8.7")0.025" (0.64 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F23018NTPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F23 cm (9")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)80 cm (31.5")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core21G29 cm (11.4")0.018" (0.46 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F23021PWPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F23 cm (9")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)80 cm (31.5")Plastic JacketedAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core22G# 11 Blade Thumb scalpel3cc syringe29 cm (11.4")0.021" (0.53 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F23021SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F23 cm (9")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)80 cm (31.5")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G29 cm (11.4")0.021" (0.53 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F7018NTPDPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F7 cm (2.8")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol CoreNT/PD21G13 cm (5.1")0.018" (0.46 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR5F7018SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer5F7 cm (2.8")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G13 cm (5.1")0.018" (0.46 mm)GrayC1894, C1769
PHR6F11018NTPDPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol CoreNT/PD21G17 cm (6.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)GreenC1894, C1769
PHR6F11018SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G17 cm (6.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)GreenC1894, C1769
PHR6F11018SSPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")MandrelStraight Floppy TipStainless SteelSS/SS21G17 cm (6.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)GreenC1894, C1769
PHR6F11021PWPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)45 cm (17.7")Plastic JacketedAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core22G# 11 Blade Thumb scalpel3cc syringe17 cm (6.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)Green
PHR6F11021SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G17 cm (6.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)GreenC1894, C1769
PHR6F11021SCSNPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G17 cm (6.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)Green
PHR6F11021SSCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G17 cm (6.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)GreenC1894, C1769
PHR6F11025PWPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.025" (0.64 mm)45 cm (17.7")Plastic JacketedAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core20G# 11 Blade Thumb scalpel3cc syringe17 cm (6.7")0.025" (0.64 mm)Green
PHR6F11035SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.035" (0.89 mm)50 cm (19.7")Double EndedStainless Steel16 cm (6.3")0.035" (0.89 mm)GreenC1894, C1769
PHR6F16018NTPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F16 cm (6.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)80 cm (31.5")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core21G22 cm (8.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)GreenC1894, C1769
PHR6F16021SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F16 cm (6.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)80 cm (31.5")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G22 cm (8.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)GreenC1894, C1769
PHR6F16025PWPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F16 cm (6.3")Hydrophilic coated0.025" (0.64 mm)80 cm (31.5")Plastic JacketedAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core20G# 11 Blade Thumb scalpel3cc syringe22 cm (8.7")0.025" (0.64 mm)Green
PHR6F23018NTPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F23 cm (9")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)80 cm (31.5")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core21G29 cm (11.4")0.018" (0.46 mm)GreenC1894, C1769
PHR6F23021PWPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F23 cm (9")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)80 cm (31.5")Plastic JacketedAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core22G# 11 Blade Thumb scalpel3cc syringe29 cm (11.4")0.021" (0.53 mm)Green
PHR6F23021SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F23 cm (9")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)80 cm (31.5")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G29 cm (11.4")0.021" (0.53 mm)GreenC1894, C1769
PHR6F7018NTPDPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F7 cm (2.8")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol CoreNT/PD21G13 cm (5.1")0.018" (0.46 mm)GreenC1894, C1769
PHR6F7018SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer6F7 cm (2.8")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G13 cm (5.1")0.018" (0.46 mm)GreenC1894, C1769
PHR7F11018SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer7F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G17 cm (6.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)OrangeC1894, C1769
PHR7F11021SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer7F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)45 cm (17.7")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G17 cm (6.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)OrangeC1894, C1769
PHR7F11035SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer7F11 cm (4.3")Hydrophilic coated0.035" (0.89 mm)50 cm (19.7")Double EndedStainless Steel16 cm (6.3")0.035" (0.89 mm)OrangeC1894, C1769
PHR7F16018NTPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer7F16 cm (6.3")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)80 cm (31.5")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core21G22 cm (8.7")0.018" (0.46 mm)OrangeC1894, C1769
PHR7F16021SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer7F16 cm (6.3")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)80 cm (31.5")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G22 cm (8.7")0.021" (0.53 mm)OrangeC1894, C1769
PHR7F23018NTPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer7F23 cm (9")Hydrophilic coatedBowTie™ Guide Wire Insertion device0.018" (0.46 mm)80 cm (31.5")MandrelAngled Floppy TipNitinol Core21G29 cm (11.4")0.018" (0.46 mm)OrangeC1894, C1769
PHR7F23021SCPrelude EASE™Prelude Ease™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer7F23 cm (9")Hydrophilic coated0.021" (0.53 mm)80 cm (31.5")Spring CoilStraight Floppy TipStainless Steel21G29 cm (11.4")0.021" (0.53 mm)OrangeC1894, C1769