Merit Medical Brings Awareness to Men's Health

Merit Brings Awareness to Men’s Health During the Month of June

SafeGuard Focus - A Revolution in Compression Devices

Introducing the SafeGuard Focus™, Revolutionary Compression for Pacemakers and ICD Pockets

Merit Streamlines basixCOMPAK™ Kits, Provides Options to Better Meet Clinician Needs

SwiftNINJA Steerable Microcatheter - Merit Medical

SwiftNINJA® Overcomes Challenges of Selective Catheterization

Vitale Occlusion Balloon - When Every Second Counts - Merit Medical

Endovascular Balloon Use Increases Survival in Patients with SVC Tears

Prelude IDeal - Providing Solution for Radial Access Challenge - Merit Medical

Prelude IDeal™ Provides Real Solution to Common Radial Access Challenge

Merit Medical - American Heart Month 2020 - Merit is a Heart Company

American Heart Month 2020

Prepare For Your Angiography - Merit's Procedure Packs With Gowns - Merit Medical

Prepare for Angiography — Merit’s Procedure Trays With Gowns

Two Decades of Quality and Confidence - Merit Medical - Compression and Hemostasis Devices

For Nearly Two Decades, Merit Compression Devices Deliver Quality and Confidence

Merit's Commitment to Infection Prevention - DualCap - Merit Medical

Merit Recognizes Infection Prevention Week with a Strong History of Keeping Clinicians and Patients Safe

Introducing the Merit RadialFLO™ Arterial Catheter—the Next Wave in Caring for Critically Ill Patients

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Merit is proud to introduce the RadialFLO™ Arterial Catheter, a first-step device in setting up a pressure monitoring and closed blood sampling system. Engineered for peripheral access to the arterial system, the RadialFLO’s advanced features enable clinicians to gather hemodynamic data, helping to improve patient care. With the addition of the RadialFLO, Merit is now able to offer critical care clinicians a complete solution for hemodynamic pressure monitoring.

To simplify radial arterial access, the RadialFLO is built with a notched needle that provides instant blood return to confirm access. The needle is also silicone coated for smooth insertion. Once access is achieved, the Integral FloSwitch® controls blood flow to allow the clinician to connect the pressure monitoring system, minimizing unwanted blood exposure.

The RadialFLO plays a synergistic role within the Merit critical care line of products, providing a complete solution for setting up a patient-centric monitoring system. Clinicians begin the process by leveraging Merit’s broad array of packs and accessories to prepare the patient for radial access. Once access is achieved with the RadialFlo Arterial Catheter, Merit’s Safedraw® Closed Arterial Blood Sampling System seamlessly connects to the catheter to form the pressure monitoring system. Lastly, Merit’s Pressure Infusor Bag operates atop the IV pole to infuse saline to maintain signal integrity and line patency.

Merit also offers critical care educational opportunities to improve patient and clinician safety. Throughout the year, Think Safety and Infection Prevention™ live and recorded webinars and educational events are held to help healthcare professionals learn the techniques, tools, and methods that can improve patient outcomes as well as prevent costly medical errors and hospital-associated infection. Critical care nurses, perioperative nurses, and infection control and safety committee members are welcome to attend.

Learn more about the RadialFLO Arterial Catheter and all the ways Merit continually supports the needs of critical care clinicians with products and education across the patient care continuum.

Recap of SIR 2019

Merit in the News: I-CRT Featured in DAIC

Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) recently featured an article titled “Use of the Interventional CRT Approach to Solve Issues With LV Lead Placement.” Written by Matthew S. McKillop, MD, and Seth J. Worley, MD, the article discusses how adopting the interventional cardiac resynchronization therapy (I-CRT) method may offer electrophysiologists a greater ability to adapt to difficult patient anatomy, providing a better way to place a left ventricular (LV) lead in comparison to conventional placement techniques.

Originally developed by interventional cardiologists and radiologists, the I-CRT approach is based on a set of tools and techniques now repurposed and used for coronary sinus cannulation and LV lead implantation. An entirely different path to LV lead placement, I-CRT helps electrophysiologists take on exceptionally challenging cases by controlling the anatomy and allowing for multiple adjustments during a procedure.

In the article, Drs. McKillop and Worley address seven complex situations that may be encountered during LV lead placement and follow up with how Interventional CRT provides solutions. The authors write that in some of these examples, “I-CRT offers a solution where the only other viable option is to abandon the case.” Read the full DAIC article.

For more information about I-CRT and overcoming obstacles to adoption, explore Dr. Worley’s 2018 EP Lab Digest article titled “I-CRT: Challenging the Conventional Approach to LV Lead Placement, Literally and Figuratively.”

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Distal Transradial Access Is Taking Social Media by Storm

Distal Radial Access

Distal transradial access—also known by its hashtags #dTRA, #ldTRA, and #rdTRA—is taking social media by storm. An alternative site for conventional transradial access, distal radial access uses the anatomical snuffbox, a method that’s being widely adopted across several fields.

From experiences and preferred products to the latest research and more, physicians are sharing their knowledge through strings of tweets, retweets, and likes—a virtual Twitter buzz signaling that distal transradial is gaining traction both online and off.

Interventional cardiologists can be seen posting their positive procedural experiences and using cutting-edge distal devices.

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Other physicians are tweeting distal transradial advantages, whereas several, like this neurointerventionalist, are posting published case studies demonstrating distal radial’s feasibility in their field.

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Some are using social media to share ideas and seek opinions.

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And others log on to talk about their day spent with interventional radiologist and cardiologist trainees and just how cool it is to be an interventionalist during the #RadialFirst era.

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We couldn’t agree more. Join the conversation. We look forward to hearing about your experiences with distal transradial access. For more information about distal including videos, resources and training opportunities, visit Merit.com/Distal.