Radial Solutions You Need
Radial access has many well-documented benefits that include improved patient safety, a significant reduction in cost of care, and increased patient and staff satisfaction.1 At Merit Medical, we support radial access with a diverse portfolio of innovative products and a world-renowned hands-on physician education program, helping you offer the advantages of radial to your patients.
Prelude IDeal™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer
The Prelude IDeal is a hydrophilic access sheath that is 13% thinner than the competition. Its wall is also stronger, increasing kink resistance by 23%, and increasing compression resistance by 124%.* Available in multiple sheath sizes, lengths, and wire options, the Prelude IDeal gives you more choices to meet your patients’ needs.
PreludeEASE™ Hydrophilic Sheath Introducer
The PreludeEASE helps you achieve quick and reliable radial access while minimizing the potential for vessel spasm. Hydrophilic coating extends to the tip of the sheath, and excellent transitions offer smooth insertion.
DIAGNOSTIC CARDIOLOGY CATHETERS
Performa® Transradial Angiographic Catheters
Navigate to the target vessel with Performa Transradial Angiographic Catheters. Available in select curves and up to 150 cm in length, Performa catheters are designed for your transradial peripheral procedures.
Performa® Diagnostic Cardiology Catheters
Performa Multipack™ Angiographic Cardiology Catheters
Performa Multipack combines all three typical workhouse catheters in one convenient package. Designed with torque, improved shaft strength, and large inner lumens for increased flow rates, the Performa line can help you reach your goal of excellent imaging in today’s cardiology environment.
Performa Multipack Plus™ Angiographic Cardiology Catheters
The Multipack Plus combines the Prelude® and PreludePRO™ Sheath Introducers, the InQwire® Diagnostic Guide Wire, and Performa® Diagnostic Cardiology Catheters—all in one pack for easy, one-step prep for your angiographic cardiology procedures.
DIAGNOSTIC GUIDE WIRES
InQwire® Diagnostic Guide Wires
The InQwire is precoated with PTFE for smooth, consistent coverage. Its precise J-tip memory does not require reloading the J straightener, and tight guide wire tolerances ensure catheter and sheath compatibility.
HYDROPHILIC GUIDE WIRES
SplashWire™ Hydrophilic Steerable Guide Wire
ASAP® & ASAPLP™ Aspiration Catheters
The ASAP and ASAPLP are rapid exchange aspiration catheters designed to remove clots safely, quickly, and effectively. Available in kits to provide the quality products you need to deliver powerful clot aspiration, restoring and improving blood flow in thrombosed vessels.
HEMOSTASIS VALVES & ACCESSORIES
PhD™ Hemostasis Valve
The PhD Hemostasis Valve simplifies procedures with an easy one-handed, push-and-release mechanism, freeing your other hand to deliver interventional equipment. Dual-seal technology provides easy bleedback control, minimizing patient blood loss.
DiamondTOUCH™ Digital Inflation Device
BasixCOMPAK™ Inflation Device
With more than 10 million devices used worldwide, your busy interventional lab can rely on the basixCOMPAK for your procedures. The basixCOMPAK offers 30-ATM pressure and 20-mL volume and can be packaged with a wide variety of angioplasty kits and procedure packs.
BasixTOUCH™ Inflation Device
Blue Diamond™ Digital Inflation Device
The Blue Diamond offers you the accuracy of a digital device with the simplicity of analog systems. One-button functionality provides ease of use, and a high-resolution display facilitates visualization from multiple angles.
SwiftNINJA® Steerable Microcatheter
The SwiftNINJA is the most advanced and first 180° articulating coronary and peripheral vascular microcatheter on the market today. One-handed operation and 3D steering help you navigate the most challenging vascular anatomy.
PreludeSYNC EVO™ Radial Compression Device
The PreludeSYNC EVO is designed to assist you in gaining and maintaining hemostasis of the radial and ulnar arteries following catheterization procedures. It offers multiple key features, including a clear window area for site visibility and a Slip-n-Lock™ cap to secure the syringe during inflation/deflation.
The PreludeSYNC DISTAL is designed specifically for distal access and provides effective and comfortable compression for your patients. It combines a unique band configuration with the comfort and efficacy of the PreludeSYNC Radial Compression Device.
Rad Board® 2 Radial Arm Board & Rad Board Accessories
Find support for your radial access procedures with the Rad Board 2 and Rad Board Accessories. Rad Boards are reusable, fit all cath lab and radiology procedure tables, are reversible for right- or left-side access, and offer radiation scatter protection.
Merit Advance® Angiography Needles
Advance Needles were engineered to provide you with smooth guide wire insertion and removal of the needle over the wire. They offer a unique hub design with ergonomic feel and reference point to help you orient the bevel. Increased sharpness facilitates entry into tissue and vessel walls.
Interested in radial training? Our Think Radial program is designed to offer you valuable hands-on training, with taped or live cases, and engaging didactic presentations given by some of the world’s most-respected radial faculty.
Your Partner in Distal Radial Access
Access via the distal radial artery offers advantages for both you and your patients. Merit Medical provides advanced training on this technique as well as the first-to-market PreludeSYNC DISTAL™ radial compression device.
Merit Medical offers physician education in many formats – virtual video conferences, in-person classes, on-demand webinars, as well as courses designed around continuing education credits.
“Aside from the benefits of earlier ambulation and fewer complications, transradial access procedures are preferred by patients.”
– Darren Klass, MD, PhD, Interventional Radiologist,
Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, Canada
“The main reason I wanted to get started with the radial approach is the easy recovery and patient comfort. The patient can literally get off from the angio table and immediately start ambulating.”
– Christoph Binkert, MD, MBA, Interventional Radiologist,
“I tell my colleagues that the radial approach will change their practices, affect their bottom lines, and is significantly better for patients. I have had a number of patients thank me because their procedures were simpler and less complicated.”
– Michael Neuwirth, MD, Interventional Radiologist,
Heart and Vascular Radiology-Carle, Urbana, Illinois, USA
1. Casazza R. 2020. “Benefits of Radial Access: Decreased Length of Stay, Reduction of Costs, and Improved Patient and Staff Satisfaction. The Trifecta of Hospital Metrics.” CathLab Digest 28, no 10 (Oct 5). https://www.cathlabdigest.com/content/benefits-radial-access-decreased-length-stay-reduction-costs-and-improved-patient-and-staff-satisfaction-trifecta-hospital-metrics.
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