Join Us in Boston June 21-22 for 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting

We are thrilled to be exhibiting at this year’s 2018 Vascular Annual Meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery. Come see the Q50®PLUS Stent Graft Balloon Catheter1 – available exclusively from Merit Medical.  We have multiple products to help you in your abdominal and thoracic procedures. Additionally, Merit has a broad offering of dialysis products, including the HeRO® Graft with its new and improved venous outflow component. We have two locations in the exhibit hall to discuss your procedures and your needs.

Booth 300
Q50®PLUS and Peripheral Vascular Products

See some of our peripheral vascular products:

Booth 1021
Dialysis Access

Learn about our commitment to dialysis

  • ThinkAccess™: Physician Education Program to prepare surgeons for implantation of the HeRO® Graft and Merit PD Catheter System
  • HeRO® Graft: Hemodialysis access graft for catheter-dependent patients with central venous stenosis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis: Catheters with large inner diameters to suit multiple patient types
  • CentrosFLO™ Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheter: Self-centering curved tips automatically center the catheter ports within the middle of the vessel to maintain optimal blood flow and minimal recirculation rates
1 Q50®PLUS is manufactured by and is a registered trademark of QXMédical.
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NTI2018 Recap

NTI 2018 Replay

NTI2018 Recap

It was “Game On!” in Boston where Merit enjoyed our time at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, National Training Institute, Critical Care Symposium (NTI).

Having wrapped things up, we can now take a moment to look back at the show, to reflect on the many wonderful people we met, and discuss how we can best move forward with serving your needs.

At the NTI, we embraced Boston’s culture of sports and friendly competition with our Fenway-themed booth. We hope you enjoy a short video recap of our time in Boston, including the “all-star line-up” of products and education that were provided that demonstrate Merit’s commitment to supporting critical care nurses in your safety and infection protection goals. Now, more than ever, protecting patients (and clinicians) is one of the most critical issues for clinicians on the front lines of patient care, who see the impact of an effective (or ineffective) infection prevention program.

We want to express our gratitude to Erin Dwyer MSN, APRN, ACCNS-P, CCRN-K, Clinical Nurse Specialist, PICU at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, for her expertly delivered presentation on “Creating and Implementing a CLABSI Bundle”. Her sessions were standing-room only – a testament to the importance and timeliness of her topic. We would also like to thank Bertie Chuong, DNP, RN, CCRN Resource and Education Coordinator, EPS Co-Chair, Yale New Haven Health. Her presentations on “Patient Safety Successes from the Frontlines” were well received by large and enthusiastic audiences.

We hope you enjoyed the ice cream. Many of you remember it from last year. Our booth also featured the DualCap bean bag toss game and an oversized gumball machine stocked with DualCaps and chocolate baseballs. More importantly, however, we hope you left our booth informed, intrigued, and with assurances that we would follow up with you in a timely manner.

Overall, we enjoyed our time with you and appreciate all that you do for patient care. Merit is here to support you in your efforts to control infection and protect patients as you care for them.

We had a wonderful time at NTI 2018! We can’t wait to see you all at NTI 2019. PLAY BALL!

We proudly displayed the following products:

Merit to Exhibit at GEST 2018

Merit is pleased to participate this year at GEST.

In addition to showcasing products, we are pleased to provide several hands-on learning opportunities.

PAE Learning Pavilion

Merit will host the Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) Learning Pavilion at GEST, featuring simulators with actual PAE cases designed by Dr. Shivank Bhatia. These innovative and realistic simulators feature varying patient anatomies and allow physicians to practice both femoral and radial access. The Pavillion is located on the 2nd floor Rotunda of the Conference Venue.

  • PAE Simulation Demos with Dr. Charles Nutting on Thursday, May 17; Friday, May 18; Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 AM
  • PAE Simulation Demo with Dr. Shivank Bhatia on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 AM

Demo the SwiftNINJA® Microcatheter

The SwiftNINJA microcatheter is being touted as the tool you can’t live without as you’re learning PAE. Use the microcatheter in our vascular model at the Merit Medical booth, and feel it in actual cases on the simulators in the PAE Learning Pavilion.

Merit to Exhibit at VASA 2018, New Orleans, May 10-12, Booth 201

We’re excited to be exhibiting at this year’s Vascular Access for Hemodialysis Symposium – VASA 2018. The symposium will be held May 10-12 in New Orleans and is considered to be a premier educational event by professionals involved in the management of vascular access. Merit will be hosting an educational symposium as well as showcasing dialysis products in our booth, including PD and hemodialysis catheters and the HeRO Graft. On Saturday morning, Dr. John R. Ross will present “ACCESS Talks…Dialysis Access: It’s All About Time”. He will discuss algorithms for dialysis access selection as well as managing patients’ total catheter contact time. Dr. Ross is internationally renowned for developing outpatient surgical procedures and techniques for dialysis access. He is the lead surgeon and Medical Director at the Dialysis Access Institute in Orangeburg, SC. He was the first Vice President of the Vascular Access Society of the Americas.

Merit Medical is committed to dialysis access and to providing the access critical to successful dialysis procedures. We are happy to display the following dialysis access products at VASA.

Centros® & CentrosFLO® Hemodialysis Catheters

The Centros (without side holes) and the CentrosFLO™ (with side holes) long-term hemodialysis catheters feature self-centering curved tips which automatically center the catheter ports within the middle of the vessel to maintain optimal blood flow and minimal recirculation rates and enhance overall catheter performance.

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)

Merit’s line of Flex-Neck Adult, Adolescent and Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters have an internal diameter (ID) that is 35% larger than some competitive catheters. Infant catheters are available in one and two cuff configurations. Each catheter kit contains a unique stenciling system for improved placement accuracy.

The Flex-Neck® Adult catheter has an internal diameter of 3.5 mm, allowing up to 30% higher flow rates than other catheters currently on the U.S. market. Our Flex-Neck Classic and ARC shapes are designed to accommodate various tunneling techniques and exit site options.

HeRO® Graft

HeRO Graft (Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow) is the ONLY fully subcutaneous AV access solution clinically proven to maintain long-term access for hemodialysis patients with central venous stenosis. HeRO Graft is classified by the FDA as a graft, but differs from a conventional AV graft since it has no venous anastomosis.

ThinkAccess™ Physician Training Program

Come to the booth to learn about Merit’s Physician Training Program: ThinkAccess. It’s an immersive, hands-on training experience using cadavers, case reviews, and problem-solving techniques to prepare surgeons for implantation of both the HeRO Graft and Merit PD Catheter system. See which dates will work for you to attend.

Merit Medical at HRS 2018

Merit Medical is pleased to announce training and hands-on learning opportunities at HRS 2018, from May 9-11 in Boston, MA. HRS attendees can learn techniques and technologies from some of electrophysiology’s foremost thought leaders. Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

Thursday, May 10th

LV Lead Delivery: Providing Options with a Simplified Approach
Booth 1062
12:45-1:15pm
Join us for an in-booth presentation by Dr. Seth Worley of MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Worley will be available throughout the day for hands-on training at the Merit Medical booth.

Rhythm Theater—Interventional CRT Implant Techniques
Rhythm Theater #2
3:15-4:15pm
Dr. Kenneth A. Ellenbogen of Medical College of Virginia/VCU School of Medicine with expert panel will discuss how leading physicians are utilizing interventional techniques to overcome difficult anatomy during LV lead placement.

Friday, May 12th

In-Booth Meet the Experts Hands-on Training
Booth 1062
9:30-10:30am and 3:00-4:30pm
Attendees have two opportunities to meet with interventional CRT experts as they share their advanced techniques for LV lead placement.

Throughout HRS, attendees will also get hands-on demonstrations for Merit EP products, including the new ML1 and ML0 HeartSpan® Fixed Curve Transseptal Sheath shapes.

We hope to see you there!

Merit to Exhibit at NTI 2018

It’s “Game On!” in Boston at the AACN National Teaching Institute (NTI) and Critical Care Expo, May 22-24. Merit Medical is proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at NTI, booth #3334, with CERP accredited presentations about infection control and patient safety. Bring your “A-Game” and join us for ice cream and some friendly competitive games while you learn about the DualCap® Disinfection and Protection System. We will also have experts on hand to answer your questions about our Safety and Hemodynamic monitoring products.

ExpoEd Sessions (CERP Accredited)

Merit Medical continues its focus on clinical education by bringing two respected experts to present on infection prevention and patient safety.

“Creating and Implementing a CLABSI Bundle”

A case study for implementing a CLABSI bundle within Nemours Hospital

Erin Dwyer, MSN, RN, ACCNS-P, CCRN-K

Clinical Nurse Specialist at Nemours/Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

  • 10:45 – 11:15 am
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • 12:15 – 12:45 pm

“Patient Safety Successes from the Frontlines”

An overview of the medical error challenge facing patients, and examples of how organizations have implemented strategies and tactics to mitigate

Bertie Chuong, DNP, RN, CCRN Resource and Education Coordinator, EPS Co-Chair, Yale New Haven Health System

Wednesday May 23rd, 2018

  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • 12:15 – 12:45 pm
  • 1:45 – 2:15 pm

Think Safety and Infection Prevention, and Discover the vast array of solutions for clinicians and patients at the Merit Medical booth at NTI.

Infection Prevention Products


DualCap Disinfection & Protection System

The DualCap System consists of two caps designed to help prevent intraluminal contamination, as well as cross-contamination, especially important for IV catheter use over extended dwell times.

Safety Products


Medallion® Syringes

Our Medallion syringes are designed to facilitate compliance with national safety goals that require labeling of all medications on and off the sterile field. Medallion syringes come in seven color options with custom printing, or a frosted field for writing information directly on the syringe barrel.


BackStop+™ Disposal Systems

For quick and safe fluid waste elimination, the Backstop+ and MiniStop+™ disposal systems both have seal-tight lids to prevent fluid leakage after a procedure. The disposal systems also come with a temporary sharps holder.


ShortStop Advantage® Temporary Sharps Holder

The ShortStop Advantage has all of the features of the original ShortStop temporary sharps holder but with the addition of side access for holding sharps devices in a safe and secure horizontal orientation. Fully loaded syringes will not tip or bend when secured in the ShortStop Advantage side access port.

Hemodynamic Monitoring Products


Meritrans DTXPlus® with Safedraw®

Meritrans DTXPLUS come in a range of single, double, and triple disposable transducer sets. They are available with the Safedraw safe arterial blood sampling system. They are designed with Easyvent® – a unique cap that allows clinicians to prime and zero the stopcock without removing the cap and exposing the line to the environment.

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Creating Buzz at SIR 2018: Recap of This Year’s Most Memorable Moments

It has been nearly one week since SIR 2018, and we’re still reeling from the excitement. Between expert booth presenters and showcasing numerous recently launched and acquired products, there was never a dull moment at the Merit Medical booth. To remember SIR 2018, we’ve created a quick video recap reel. We hope you enjoy the memories!

Helping you meet your clinical needs has always been, and will continue to be, what drives us at Merit, which is why we made physician education a special point of focus during this year’s meeting.

We’d first like to take this moment to recognize Charles Nutting, DO, FSIR; Darren Klass, MD, PhD, MRCS, FRCR, FRCPC; Michael T. Serle, MS, PA-C; and Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD. Thank you for leading our Eat and Be Educated speaker program and sharing your expert input with the Merit team as well as your interventional radiologist colleagues.

In addition to in-booth education, SIR attendees were able to learn more about our ongoing physician education programs, such as ThinkPAE™, ThinkRadial™, and ThinkInterventionalSpine™. And as part of the ThinkPAE™ program, physicians at SIR were able to improve their PAE skills on our state-of-the-art Mentice simulator.

The inspiration continued as we proudly showcased our recently acquired Achieve®, Temno®, and Tru-Cut® soft tissue biopsy products, as well as the Aspira® Drainage System. We hope these new additions to our existing portfolio help to meet your diverse clinical needs and those of your patients.

“Our focus on innovation also included the announcement of at least six new and/or improved products that were specifically designed based on feedback from the physician community,” said Fred Lampropoulos, Chairman and CEO of Merit Medical, who attended SIR 2018.

“Merit is deeply committed to supporting interventional radiologists and we look forward to attending annual meetings like SIR to interact on a more personal level with the physician community,” Lampropoulos said.

This year’s meeting is behind us, but that means there are only 360 days until SIR 2019 in Austin, TX, and we can’t wait. Will we see you there?

SIR 2018

SIR2018

Merit to Exhibit at SIR 2018

Merit Medical is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting several educational events during the annual Society of Interventional Radiology meeting in Los Angeles, CA from March 17-22. The events will take place at Merit Medical booth #215 where attendees will also be introduced to our recently acquired ACHIEVE®, TEMNO®, TRU-CUT® biopsy products and the ASPIRA® drainage system, have the chance to use our state-of-the-art simulator to practice Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE) skills, and learn about our Physician Education Programs.

Products and Demonstrations available at the Merit SIR Booth

  • PAE products from start-to-finish, including the only embolic indicated for PAE
  • Radial Access start-to-finish, including the new PreludeSYNC™ Radial Compression Device, with customizable band
  • Interventional Spine products, including the new steerable balloons
  • Comprehensive Biopsy portfolio, including the recently acquired ACHIEVE, TEMNO and TRU-CUT
  • Comprehensive Drainage portfolio, including the recently acquired ASPIRA drainage system
  • Hands-on Opportunities with a PAE simulator and Vascular Mode
  • Learn about Physician Training programs: ThinkPAE™, ThinkRadial™, and ThinkInterventionalSpine™
  • Learn about patient awareness programs and tools for UFE and PAE
  • Eat and Be Educated speaker programs at the Merit Booth. See the schedule posted below, including renowned speakers in their respective areas of practice.

Eat and Be Educated at Merit Booth 215

Dr. Charles NuttingSunday, March 18 at Noon: “Launching your PAE Practice: Identifying Patients, Tools and Case Studies”

Charles Nutting, DO, FSIR, Minimally Invasive Procedure Specialists, Denver, Colorado
Dr. Nutting specializes in PAE and Liver Cancer

Monday, March 19 at 10 – 10:30 am: “Left Distal Transradial Access (LdTRA): Handing Patients Better Care”

Darren Klass, MD, PhD, MRCS, FRCR, FRCPC, Clinical Associate Professor, Vancouver General & UBC Hospitals, Vancouver, British Columbia

Michael T SerleMonday, March 19 at Noon: “Best Practices with the Merit ASPIRA® Drainage System for Placement and Maintenance in the After-care Setting”

Michael T. Serle, MS, PA-C, Pinehurst Radiology, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Tuesday, March 20 at Noon: “Targeted RF Ablative Therapy in Metastatic Spine Disease: Innovation and Clinical Evidence.”

Jack W. Jennings, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Accuracy matters. We help you get there.

Since Merit Medical’s founding, we’ve set out to build the world’s most customer-focused healthcare company by understanding customers’ needs and innovating a diverse range of products that improve the lives of people. Our Interventional Oncology & Spine (IOS) products illustrate just this, and we are excited to present several of them to you at the World Conference of Interventional Oncology (WCIO) 2017.

We continually hear from our physician customers that they need tools to help deliver therapies to difficult anatomy. So, our focus for this year’s WCIO is to highlight two devices that aim to provide these navigation solutions, with the ability to reach challenging anatomy with accuracy.

SwiftNINJA® Steerable Microcatheter – The SwiftNINJA® steerable microcatheter is the most advanced and only 180° articulating microcatheter on the market today. It allows for positioning and re-direction within the vessel without the need for a micro guide wire. The proprietary straight-tip catheter articulates up to 180° in opposing directions to rapidly select the most challenging and complex vasculature during embolization procedures.

“The frequent insertion and removal of guidewires during superselective catherization can be minimalized by using a microcatheter with an articulating tip. Using a SwiftNINJA® can potentially simplify and shorten the procedure.”
-Dr. Yasuaki Arai, Chief, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, National Cancer Center of Japan

STAR™ Tumor Ablation System – The STAR™ Tumor Ablation System is designed for the palliative treatment of painful metastatic spinal tumors. Included in this system is the SpineSTAR® Ablation Instrument, which allows for precise navigation through the pedicle and into the desired areas of the vertebra-containing tumor, allowing for fast, targeted tumor ablation.

“There are a number of features of the [SpineSTAR®] device that I really like. The articulating tip allows and facilitates reaching to areas in the vertebrae that are not possible with a straight fixed device.”
-Dr. Aaron Frodsham, Interventional Radiology, University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Center

Come to booth #510 to learn more about navigation with the SwiftNINJA® and SpineSTAR®.

WCIO will also be conducting several workshops where you can view these products.

Friday, June 9 | 9:15-10:45am | MSK & Spine Interventions
Saturday, June 10 | 9:15-10:45am | Ablative Therapies
Saturday, June 10 | 1:30-3:00pm | Hepatic Intra-Arterial Therapies

Click here to learn more about Merit’s WCIO attendance and workshops.

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Your Safety Is Our Priority: Merit to Showcase Safety Products at NTI 2017

Thirty years ago, Merit Medical pioneered a clear-as-glass polycarbonate syringe to reduce the risk of a glass syringe breaking in the hand of a healthcare provider. Since our beginning, we’ve consistently prioritized solutions to procedural challenges, with the goal of making patient care safer for medical professionals like you.

Keeping up with this tradition, we’re excited to showcase our innovative safety products at the AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in Houston, TX, May 23-25.

Come to Booth 4300 to get an up-close look at Merit’s innovative safety products:

The DualCap System™

The DualCap System is a uniquely designed disinfecting cap system for use on both the male luer connector at the end of the IV tubing and the needle-free valve. The DualCap System consists of two caps designed to help prevent intraluminal contamination, as well as device cross-contamination.

MiniStop® Disposal Systems 

MiniStop Disposal Systems have a seal-tight lid to prevent fluid leakage after a procedure, providing quick and safe fluid waste elimination.

ShortStop® Temporary Sharps Holder 

Merit’s ShortStop was designed to prevent sharps injuries to both the clinician and the patient. With its distinctive bullseye design, the ShortStop holds needles and scalpels in a protected environment before, during, and after procedures.

BackStop® Disposal Systems

Our BackStop Disposal Systems have a seal-tight lid to prevent fluid leakage after a procedure, providing quick and safe fluid waste elimination.


Futura® Safety Scalpels

Protecting clinicians and patients, the Futura Safety Scalpel has spring retraction technology to minimize the risk of accidental cuts. Its one-handed activation combines convenience and rapid response for any surgical procedure.


Medallion® Syringes 

Medallion syringes are designed to facilitate compliance with national safety goals that require labeling of all medications on and off the sterile field. Available in seven color options with custom printing or a frosted field for writing information directly, Medallion Syringes take the guesswork out of medication labeling.


PAL™ Pen & Labels

Merit Medical’s PAL – Pen and Labels – were designed to streamline and help make labeling medication easier. PAL labels are designed to stick even when wet and can be customized with a variety of color choices for safety and convenience. The PAL pen is sterile, has a fine point, and is smear resistant.


DriPAD™ 

The DriPAD is a super absorbent pad that controls, isolates and traps biofluids while also containing and preventing the spread of odors. This premium pad can absorb up to 35x its weight in fluids, making them more efficient than the leading absorbent pad on the market. That’s up to 10x more absorption power than alternative pads!* Stop by Booth 4300 to learn about the DriPAD’s environmental, clinical, and financial advantages.


DTXPlus®

Safedraw arterial blood sampling systems are designed to reduce unnecessary blood discard and blood spillage. The system’s self-sealing, silicone septum facilitates easier blood sampling for clinical testing.


Merit Advance® Angiographic Safety Needles

The unique design of the Merit Advance Safety Needle allows clinicians to easily activate a low profile safety mechanism, shielding the needle bevel after use. The hub of this introducer needle is transparent for visibility and designed with an ergonomic feel for ease of handling.

 

Don’t forget about our in-booth presentations! Combining safety technology with education, Merit is hosting expert critical care nurses to address bloodstream infection prevention and treatment of SEPSIS:

Sepsis Survival for Patients and Nurses

Addressing the new definition of sepsis and mandatory CMS reporting.

Alexander Johnson, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN 

TUESDAY, MAY 23

10:45 am to 11:15 am
11:30 am to 12 noon
1 pm to 1:30 pm

Preventing CLABSIs: Tales from the Frontline

Discussing protocols to prevent bloodstream infections and how newer technologies and education have helped reduce the occurrence. A specific case will be discussed.

Donna Schweitzer, MSN, CCNS, CCRN 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24

10:45 am to 11:15 am
11:30 am to 12 noon
3:15 pm to 3:45 pm

Click here to learn more about Merit’s NTI events, our expert critical care speakers, and to get a full list of other Critical Care and Infection Control products we’ll be showcasing.

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Expert panel to discuss Interventional CRT Implant Techniques at the Rhythm Theater during HRS 2017

Merit Medical and Discover Interventional CRT would like to invite physicians attending HRS 2017 to save space on their program schedules for an invaluable presentation on Thursday, May 11th from 3:15-4:15pm in Rhythm Theater #2 titled, Interventional CRT Implant Techniques.

Leading the lecture are some of the field’s top electrophysiologists: (Chair) Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, of Medical College of Virginia/VCU School of Medicine in Richmond, VA.; Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, DPhil, of Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center in Boston, MA.; Seth Worley, MD, of MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC; and Kevin Jackson, MD, of Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Interventional CRT Implant Techniques will explore how these leading physicians are utilizing interventional techniques to overcome difficult anatomy during LV lead placement. Experts will share clinical experience, novel approaches, and discuss whether anatomy or electrical timing should determine LV lead location. For more information about this timely event, please visit https://www.merit.com/hrs2017/. We look forward to seeing you there!

NTI 2017: Partner with Us Across the Patient Care Continuum

Merit Medical is making its debut at the 2017 AACN’s National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in Houston, TX, on May 23-25. After 30 years of bringing quality, innovative products to medical professionals, we’re continuing the Merit tradition at this year’s NTI by introducing our critical care portfolio and demonstrating how we can partner with you across the patient care continuum.

Visit us at Booth 4300 and look forward to the following events we have planned through our Merit Education Theater:

  • Earn CERP credits while learning about infection control from expert critical care nurses.
  • Get an up-close look at our Critical Care and Infection Control products.
  • Learn about our Patient Care Continuum promise to you and product continuity that spans the patient care continuum.
  • Meet the Merit team at the Merit Ice Cream Café! Enjoy ice cream on us and learn about the many ways we can partner with you.

In-Booth Presentations You Won’t Want to Miss (Booth 4300):

Sepsis Survival for Patients and Nurses
Addressing the new definition of sepsis and mandatory CMS reporting.
Alexander Johnson, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, CCNS, CCRN 

TUESDAY, MAY 23
10:45 am to 11:15 am
11:30 am to 12 noon
1 pm to 1:30 pm

Preventing CLABSIs: Tales from the Frontline
Discussing protocols to prevent bloodstream infections and how newer technologies and education have helped reduce the occurrence. A specific case will be discussed.

Donna Schweitzer, MSN, CCNS, CCRN 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
10:45 am to 11:15 am
11:30 am to 12 noon
3:15 pm to 3:45 pm

Learn more about Merit’s NTI events, our expert critical care speakers, and specific Critical Care and Infection Control products we’ll be showcasing.

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Featuring the HeartSpan® Fixed Curve Transseptal Sheath at HRS 2017

Our excitement for HRS 2017 is building because it means we’re getting closer to showcasing some of our most exciting products.

One highly anticipated product, The HeartSpan® Fixed Curve Transseptal Sheath, is designed to provide a conduit to deliver diagnostic and therapeutic catheters to specific heart chambers and locations. Available in a kit that contains a sheath, a dilator, and a J-tipped guidewire, the HeartSpan is designed for seamless dilator to sheath transition for ease of insertion and to reduce trauma when crossing the atrial septum.

To facilitate access to a variety of cardiac structures and sites, the sheaths are available in various sizes, lengths, and tip curve configurations—including the NEW ML1 and ML0 curves with intended anterior to lateral and superior to lateral positions, respectively. Both of these curves can be used as possible pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) ablation targets.

Other key features include:

  • Integrated Hemostatic Valve
    Designed to reduce air introduction and backflow
  • Lubricious Coating
    Reduces friction when exchanging electrophysiology (EP) catheters
  • Radiopaque Dilator
    Enables visualization

To learn more about the HeartSpan and its many product features, stop by booth 1549 for hands-on demonstrations of all Merit EP products.  For a schedule of all educational opportunities offered by Merit Medical at the upcoming HRS2017, visit Merit.com/HRS2017.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Join Us At HRS 2017!

Merit Medical and Discover Interventional CRT are pleased to announce training opportunities at HRS 2017. From May 10-12 in Chicago, Ill., HRS attendees can learn techniques and technologies from some of electrophysiology’s foremost leaders. Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

Thursday, May 11

LV Lead Delivery: Providing Options with a Simplified Approach
Booth 1549
9:45-10:15am
In-booth presentation by Dr. Seth Worley of MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Worley will be available throughout the day for hands-on training.

Rhythm Theater—Interventional CRT Implant Techniques
Rhythm Theater #2
3:15-4:15pm
Dr. Kenneth A. Ellenbogen of Medical College of Virginia/VCU School of Medicine with expert panel discuss how leading physicians are utilizing interventional techniques to overcome difficult anatomy during LV lead placement.
Want more information?

Friday, May 12 

In-Booth Meet the Experts Hands-on Training
Booth 1549
9:30-10:30am and 3:00-4:30pm
Attendees have two opportunities to meet with interventional CRT experts as they share their advanced techniques for LV lead placement.

Throughout HRS, attendees will also get hands-on demonstrations for Merit EP products, including the new ML1 and ML0 HeartSpan® Fixed Curve Transseptal Sheath shapes. For more information about this year’s HRS schedule, visit https://www.merit.com/hrs2017/

Merit Medical is Looking Forward to SIR this Weekend

Liu-and-Klass

Merit Medical and ThinkRadial will host several exciting events at the Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting in Vancouver, BC, Canada from April 3-6. A series of activities taking place in Merit’s booth, #419, will provide attendees with a chance to learn about Merit’s innovative offerings through both hands-on experience and interactive presentations from transradial intervention and embolotherapy experts.

The first of Merit’s live presentations will take place from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on April 5. In this session, Dr. David Liu, MD, FRCPC, FSIR, will discuss “The Development and Evolution of a Hepatocellular Carcinoma Embolotherapy Program: Rationale, Experience and Approach at Vancouver General Hospital”. From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on April 5, Dr. Darren Klass, MD, PhD, MRCS, FRCR, FRCPC, will host “Transradial Approach – Beyond the Basics: A Discussion of Cases and Tips With Expert Interventional RadialistTM, Dr. Darren Klass.”

Booth visitors will also have several opportunities to interact with and learn more about Merit’s product line supporting transradial intervention, including the most comprehensive offering of transradial access tools for Interventional Radiology; patient set-up, access, angiography, intervention and hemostasis, and for the first time, the Performa® Transradial Peripheral Angiographic catheter in longer lengths for peripheral radial access. ThinkRadial’s one-of-a-kind radial vascular model will also be available for hands-on product demonstrations.

Merit will also showcase products dedicated to the latest in embolotherapy interventions, including Embosphere® Microspheres, QuadraSphere® Microspheres (cleared in US and now additionally indicated for hepatoma), and HepaSphereTM Microspheres (indicated for use with or without doxorubicin outside the US).

At SIR, Merit will also showcase the following products:

  • HeRO® Graft, recently acquired from Cryolife, Inc
  • CorVocet™ Biopsy System*
  • SwiftNINJA® Steerable Microcatheter**
  • PAK™ Pedal Access Kit***
  • Advocate™ PTA Catheters
  • SPINR™ High-Performance Guidewire Controller
  • One-Step™ Centesis Catheters with Pigtail
  • Performa® Transradial Peripheral Angiographic catheter in longer lengths

Additionally, Merit team members will be available to discuss their recent transition from a distributor model to a direct sales model for Canadian customers.

* Not available in EU or CAN.
** Available in EU. Not available in US or CAN.
*** Not available in CAN.