Performa® Diagnostic Cardiology Catheters

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Improved Shaft Strength

Merit Medical’s Performa® diagnostic cardiology catheter is designed with improved shaft strength for better pushability and torque. Nylon Pebax® material gives the Performa improved kink resistance. Its flat-wire braid design offers greater stability and increased torque. A large inner lumen enables increased flow rates. The Performa’s winged polycarbonate hub offers enhanced handling and control. The radiopaque tip allows shaft visualization under fluoroscopy and ensures accurate placement.

Features & Benefits

Nylon Material

  • Kink resistant
  • Optimal surface smoothness
  • Thermal stability at body temperature
  • Thin wall design for improved flow rate

Radiopacity

  • Good shaft visualization under fluoroscopy
  • Tip opacity ensures accurate placement and visualization

Winged Polycarbonate Hub

  • Enhanced handling and control

Wire Braid Design

  • Greater torque for maximum control
  • Improved longitudinal stability
  • High degree of maneuverability
  • Provides superior pushability

Tip Designs

  • Excellent tip memory
  • Re-forms accurately time after time

Bumper Tip

  • Added softness to the 4F Performa catheter line for patient safety

Flat Wire Braid

  • Increased Torque
  • Greater stability
  • Excellent kink resistance

4F Performa Catheter Line

  • Accepts 0.038″ (0.97 mm) guide wire for physician convenience
  • Bumper tip softness added for safe placement of tip into ostium
  • Large inner diameter 0.042″ (1.07 mm) provides excellent flow rates

Inner Lumen Sizes

  • 4F 0.042″ (1.07 mm)
  • 5F 0.046″ (1.17 mm)
  • 5F 0.052″ (1.32 mm) high flow
  • 6F 0.054″ (1.37 mm)
  • 6F 0.059″ (1.49 mm) high flow
  • Superior guide wire trackability

Strain Relief

  • Increased strength at catheter/hub interface
  • Color coded for easy identification

*Pebax® is a registered trademark of Arkema, Inc.

Documents

Discover more about the Performa® Diagnostic Cardiology Catheters by reviewing the brochures and Instructions for Use.

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