Options with PerformanceTM

When it comes to peripheral intervention, having a wide variety of available product and treatment options is important. The Advocate™ PTA balloon catheter portfolio facilitates demand for versatility by combining unique configurations into a broad matrix of balloon sizes and catheter lengths.

  • Advocate PTA Catheter Entire Catheter Inflated
Advocate PTA Catheters - 4 French

4F to 7F Compatibility

Merit’s ThinTek™ technology creates a low-profile balloon across a wide range of diameters for exceptional insertion and withdrawal

Over-the-Wire Coaxial System

Designed to track through long diffuse lesions

Advocate PTA Catheter Over the Wire Coaxial System

Trifold Design

Allows multiple inflations and tight rewrap

Serene® Hydrophilic Technology

For durable lubricity in balloon delivery

Advocate PTA Catheter Serene Hydrophilic Technology

Technical Specifications

Advocate 0.014″ PTA Catheter
Advocate 0.018″ PTA Catheter
Advocate 0.035″ PTA Catheter
DescriptionMerit Medical’s below-the-knee masterclassThe right mix for intricate above- and below-the-knee workThe right mix for larger vessel PTA
Guide Wire0.014″0.018″0.035″
Catheter Lengths90 cm – 130 cm – 150 cm45 cm – 90 cm – 130 cm – 150 cm75 cm – 130 cm
Nominal Pressure8 ATM8 ATM8 ATM
Rated Pressure16 ATM12 – 16 ATM10 – 16 ATM
Sheath Compatibility4F up to 4 mm4F up to 7 mm* – 5F for 8-9 mm3 to 7 mm on 5F, 8 to 10 mm on 6F, 12 mm diameter on 7F
Average Compliance< 11%< 11%< 11%
Marker BandsSwaged 1.025 mm platinum/iridiumSwaged 1.025 mm platinum/iridiumSwaged 1.025 mm platinum/iridium
CoatingSerene® hydrophilic coatingSerene® hydrophilic coatingSerene® hydrophilic coating

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Features & Benefits

The Advocate helps to expand clinical treatment options

With its unique design, the Advocate helps to expand clinical treatment options. Whether it’s treating the renal arteries or crossing tough, long lesions to restore effective blood flow below the knee, the Advocate offers an excellent level of options, with performance supporting your peripheral intervention needs.

4F to 7F Compatibility
Merit’s ThinTek™ technology creates a low-profile balloon across a wide range of diameters for exceptional insertion and withdrawal

Broad Matrix of Sizes
offers a full treatment portfolio for above- and below-the-knee work with balloon diameters from 2 mm to 12 mm and lengths from 15 mm to 300 mm

45–150 cm Catheter Lengths
to reach your destination

Over-the-Wire Coaxial System
designed to track through long diffuse lesions

Semi-Compliant Balloon
for vessel conformity, patient safety, and fast procedural success

16 ATM Maximum Rated Burst Pressure
to handle resistant lesions

Trifold Design
allows multiple inflations and tight rewrap

Serene® Hydrophilic Technology
for durable lubricity in balloon delivery

0.014" Ordering Information

Advocate 014 PTA Catheter parts

0.018" Ordering Information

Advocate 018 PTA Catheter parts

0.035" Ordering Information

Advocate 035 PTA Catheter parts