MeritMAKGuideWires
Features & Benefits

The Merit MAK™ guide wires are available in many configurations to meet your specific clinical needs. Guide wires are packaged in a fully enclosed hoop to ensure they are protected and ready for use.

PRELUDE® SHEATH INTRODUCERS

Merit Medical’s Innovative Family of Vascular Access Products

THE PRELUDE FAMILY OF SHEATH INTRODUCERS

A comprehensive product line offering excellent transitions, smooth insertion, custom kit configurations and more to meet your clinical needs.

EXCELLENT TRANSITIONS – help facilitate smooth insertion into vessel.
HEMOSTASIS VALVE – Minimizes blood leakage during procedure. Facilitates insertion and withdrawal of devices.
COLOR-CODED HUBS – Match standard French sizing for easy identification.
SNAP FIT DILATOR – Eliminates slipping during insertion. Easy to grasp surface with an audible snap.
ROTATING SUTURE RING – Rotates around device. Smooth surface. Large suture opening.
THREE-WAY STOPCOCK – Easy to grip handle facilitates flush and aspiration.
HOLSTER – Keeps all components secure, especially the guide wire. Components can be flushed while in the holster. All Prelude Sheaths are packaged in the holster (except Prelude Short Sheaths and PreludeEASETM Hydrophilic Sheaths).
GUIDE WIRE OPTIONS – Multiple guide wire options to meet your procedural needs. All 0.035” (0.89mm) and 0.038” (0.97mm) guide wires are stainless steel, double ended (3mmJ and straight floppy).
CUSTOM KIT OPTIONS – Merit can tailor kits to meet your clinical needs.

PRELUDE ® SHEATH INTRODUCERS
The Prelude PSI sheath introducers are made from polyethylene tubing that offers kink resistance during insertion and use.

PRELUDEPRO ® SHEATH INTRODUCERS
Polypropylene (PRO) sheath tubing offers increased resilience and additional support during procedure.

PRELUDEACT ® ACT SHEATH INTRODUCERS
The Prelude ACT (Activated Clotting Time) sheaths allow easy blood draw from the side arm –with or without a catheter in place. These half size sheaths are made from polypropylene tubing and have the same great properties as the other Prelude sheaths.
LARGE INNER DIAMETER SHEATH TUBING – Kink resistant, flexible and radiopaque. Facilitates pressure readings, flush and aspirations.

PRELUDE ® MARKER TIP SHEATH INTRODUCERS
Highly radiopaque marker provides increased visibility of the sheath tip when using fluoroscopy.

PRELUDE ® RADIAL (MINI ACCESS) SHEATH INTRODUCERS
Facilitates sheath placement using a small needle (21G or 20G) and small guide wire (0.018”/0.46mm or 0.025”/0.64mm).
Product is packaged with needle, guide wire, sheath and dilator. Excellent for radial, brachial and femoral use.
EXCELLENT TRANSITIONS – Facilitates smooth entry into patient and vessel. Resists kinking during insertion.
Dilators are available with 0.018” (0.46mm) and 0.025” (0.64mm) tip tapers.

PRELUDE SHEATH INTRODUCERS WITH MERIT ADVANCE® ANGIOGRAPHIC NEEDLE
Provides access needle with sheath introducer, dilator and guide wire.

MERIT ADVANCE® ANGIOGRAPHIC NEEDLE
Unique hub design with ergonomic feel and reference point to orient bevel.
Bevel design with improved sharpness facilitates entry into tissue and vessel walls.

PRELUDE ® SHORT SHEATH INTRODUCERS
Provides access to dialysis fistulas and grafts.
Can be used for declot, angioplasty, and thrombolysis procedures.
Can also be used for temporary hemodialysis; will accommodate flow rates up to 600mL/min.
RADIOPAQUE MARKER TIP – Improves visibility of sheath tip to clearly and easily identify where sheath is within fistula,
graft or vessel.
EXCELLENT TIP TRANSITONS – Facilitates smooth insertion, even through tough skin or grafts.
LARGE BORE STOPCOCK – Allows for increased aspiration, flush and flow during procedures. Stopcock is removable.
PINCH CLAMP – Provides fluid control delivery through side arm tubing.
SHEATH HUB – Angle of hub combined with large inner diameter side arm tubing provide superior flow.

PRELUDEEASE ® HYDROPHILIC SHEATH INTRODUCERS
The PreludeEASE Hydrophilic Sheath Introducers, combined with a variety of radial products, accessories, and custom kit configurations, provide you with the options you need to
ACHIEVE RADIAL ACCESS WITH EASE™.
The PreludeEASE maintains a robust design that resists kinking while still providing a large inner diameter. With a slim profile and large inner diameter for increased device compatibility, the PreludeEASE provides optimal dimensions without compromising integrity or performance.
EXCELLENT TRANSITIONS – For smooth and easy insertion leading to patient comfort.
INSERTION FORCE – Up to 30% less than leading competitor (6F data on file).
HYDROPHILIC COATING – The PreludeEASE is coated to the tip of the sheath.
VARIETY OF SIZES – Available in 4F-7F. Smaller sizes for patients with smaller radial arteries. Larger sizes also available to facilitate both diagnostic and interventional procedures.
NEEDLE OPTIONS – Kits are available with needles for single or double wall access techniques.
GUIDE WIRE OPTIONS – Kits available with stainless steel spring coil, nitinol or stainless steel mandrel, or plastic jacketed guide wires providing options for your clinical practice.
CUSTOM KIT OPTIONS – Merit can tailor kits to meet your clinical needs.

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Catalog NumberGuide Wire Diameter (OD)Guide Wire LengthGuide Wire Tip MaterialGuide Wire Core MaterialMaterial AbreviationHCPCS Code
MAK0010.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")Stainless Steel Coil TipStainless Steel CoreSS/SSC1769
MAK001N0.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")Platinum Coil TipNitinol CoreNT/PTC1769
MAK001N-600.018" (0.46 mm)60 cm (23.6")Platinum Coil TipNitinol CoreNT/PTC1769
MAK001N-800.018" (0.46 mm)80 cm (31.5")Platinum Coil TipNitinol CoreNT/PTC1769
MAK0050.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")Platinum Coil TipStainless Steel CoreSS/PTC1769
MAK005-600.018" (0.46 mm)60 cm (23.6")Platinum Coil TipStainless Steel CoreSS/PTC1769
MAKNTPD0.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")Palladium Coil TipNitinol CoreNT/PDC1769
MAKSSPD0.018" (0.46 mm)40 cm (15.7")Palladium Coil TipStainless Steel CoreSS/PDC1769