ProGuide chronic dialysis catheters are designed for optimal patient comfort, ease of insertion and maintenance. Multiple kit options are available for insertions through a valved peelaway sheath or over-the-wire placements. The ProGuide is available in various catheter lengths from 19cm to 50cm (tip to cuff). Available configurations include standalone catheter, basic kit, complete kit, and complete kit with mini access kit.
Features & Benefits
A Step Above
A stepped tip dialysis catheter with a thin-walled, double “D” lumen design allowing increased flow.
Count on the 14.5F ProGuideTM chronic dialysis catheter from Merit Medical.
The ProGuide catheter is made of Carbothane, a strong, radiopaque, kink resistant, biocompatible material for optimal patient comfort as well as ease of insertion and maintenance
Multiple Kit & Insertion Options
Permits either a standard insertion using a valved peel-away sheath or over-the-wire insertion.
15F FlowGuard™ Valved Peel-Away Sheath Introducer
An easy to peel sheath with break-away hemostasis valve simplifies catheter insertion and reduces the risk of excess blood loss and air intake.
Guide Wire Stylet
Helps stiffen the catheter and enhances over-the-wire insertion through the venous lumen.
A blunt-tip tunneler with sleeve facilitates subcutaneous tunneling and catheter insertion.
Color-Coded Clamps with Priming Volume Indicators
Easy to use plastic pinch clamps facilitate catheter care and maintenance with easy-to-read printed priming volumes.
High-Strength Color Coded Female Luer Connections
Luer connections with large, ergonomically designed wings to optimize handling.
Large Internal Lumen Design
Thin-walled, double “D” lumen design allows maximum flow rates as high as 500ml/min. increasing dialysis efficiency at low pressures exceeding K-DOQI Guideline recommendations.
Multiple Catheter Length Configurations
Available in 19cm, 23cm, 27cm, 31cm, 35 cm, and 50cm (Tip to Cuff) lengths to facilitate placement and use in various insertion sites and patient types.
Multiple Packaging Configurations
Available as a stand-alone catheter, in a basic kit or a complete kit with or without the Merit MAK (Mini Access Kit).
Marked Guide Wire
Facilitates guide wire insertion depth and appropriate catheter length selection.
Polyester Implantable Cuff
Provides a low-profile subcutaneous anchor to minimize the risk of dislodgement.
Rotating Suture Wing
Allows flexibility to position the catheter and rotate the wing for secure external suturing.
Pre-Printed Bifurcated Junction
The insert molded junction is compact and comfortable for the patient and clearly identifies catheter size and insertion length.
Catheter Configuration With and Without Side Holes
More options to help meet the needs of clinicians and patients.
Optimally Place Apposition Deflection Feature
The unique apposition deflection feature (“the bump”) is designed to minimize recirculation and optimize flow rates – even when positioned against the vessel wall
Staggered Lumen Exit Ports
With intake and output lumens spaced 3.1 cm apart minimize recirculation and optimize dialysis treatment.
A Legacy of Innovation
Merit Medical has a broad offering of dialysis accessories to compliment the ProGuide Catheter, including: Introducer Needles, Mini Access Kits, Guide Wires, Safety Scalpels, Thrombolytic Infusion Catheters, Sheath Introducers, Syringes and a variety of safety and waste management products.
Discover more about the ProGuide Chronic Dialysis Catheters by reviewing the brochures and Instructions for Use.