Cardiovascular Info

Coronary Stents

(Xience Sierra & Multi-Link 8)

A coronary stent is a tube-shaped device placed in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart, to keep the arteries open in the treatment of coronary heart disease. It is used in a procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).These stents/scaffolds are made out of different materials, some of which are permanent and some of which resorb.

Xience Sierra Drug Eluting Stent

To help prevent restenosis, “drug-eluting” stents have been developed. These stents are coated with a drug and provide the same structural support as uncoated stents. The drug is released over time, helping to prevent restenosis by limiting the overgrowth of normal tissue within the stent.

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Multi-link 8 Bare Metal Stent

Coronary artery stents are devices (small metallic mesh tubes) that are placed over a balloon catheter and delivered to the narrowed portion of the coronary artery. The balloon is used to expand the stent. The stent presses against the narrowed vessel wall, holding the vessel open. This results in a wider artery channel to improve blood flow to the heart muscle. This may be followed by repeat balloon inflations within the stent to achieve the result desired by your doctor. Once the balloon has been deflated and withdrawn, the stent stays in place permanently, holding the coronary artery open. The inner lining of the artery grows over the surface of the stent, making the stent a permanent part of your artery.

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Coronary Guide Wires

Tiny guide wires are designed to navigate vessels to reach a lesion or vessel segment. Once the tip of the device arrives at its destination, it acts as a guide that larger catheters can rapidly follow for easier delivery to the treatment site.

Tiny guide wires are designed to navigate vessels to reach a lesion or vessel segment. Once the tip of the device arrives at its destination, it acts as a guide that larger catheters (Stents, Balloons or Scaffolds) can rapidly follow for easier delivery to the treatment site.

Frontline Workhorse

The guide wire you can rely on to handle a wide variety of needs. Flexilbe, with a soft tip and the support to deliver most interventional devices.

HT BMW UNIVERSAL I and II
HT BALANCE MIDDLEWEIGHT
HT POWERTURN FLEX
HT POWERTURN ULTRA FLEX

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HT TURNTRAC FLEX

Frontline Finesse

Flexible, with a polymer cover and soft tip. For oustanding deliverability and distal access in tortuous anatomy.

HT WHISPER LS
HT WHISPER MS
HT PILOT 50
HT POWERTURN ULTRA FLEX

Extra Support

Additional support for delivery of bulky devices.

HT BALANCE HEAVYWEIGHT
HT WHISPER ES
HT WIGGLE
HT POWERTURN

Speciality

Solutions for challenging anatomy and lesions. Offering high tip loads, excellent torque response and superb crossing performance.

HT PROGRESS 40
HT PROGRESS 80
HT PROGRESS 120
HT PROGRESS 140T
HT PROGRESS 200T
HT PILOT 150
HT PILOT 200

Coronary Balloons

TREK FAMILY OF BALLOON DILATATION CATHETERS

Balloon angioplasty is accomplished using a balloon-tipped catheter inserted through an artery over a Coronary Guidewire in the groin or arm to enlarge a narrowing in a coronary artery. Coronary artery disease occurs when plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries to the heart.

Positioning a catheter with a small inflatable balloon on the end within the narrowed section of the artery. Inflation of the balloon catheter causes the balloon to push outward against the narrowing and surrounding wall of the artery. This process reduces the narrowing until it no longer interferes with blood flow. The balloon is then deflated and removed from the artery.

Mini-Trek

Indicated for Chronic Total Occlusions

  • Small chassis designed distinctively for MINI TREK
  • Available in sizes as small as 1.20 mm
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Trek

Transitionless Design for Challenging Anatomy

TREK’s unique design provides a smooth transitionless feel from the hub to the distal tip for easy access.

  • Transitionless tip
  • Re-designed hypotube and flexible distal shaft
  • Multi-layer CrossFlex2 balloon and Slim Seal technology
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Trek NC (Non-compliant)

Built to deliver in challenging cases

Experience controlled deliverability for crossing stents and lesions

  • State-of-the-art customized tip
  • Flexible dual tungsten markers
  • Multi-layer CrossFlex2 balloon Precise Dilatation Delivering the right amount of force for outstanding stent expansion and apposition
  • Concentrated dilatation force
  • Flat compliance
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TrapIT Trapping Balloon Catheter

The TrapIT Trapping Balloon Catheter is a single use device, consisting of a hub, shaft and balloon.

The hub is provided with strain relief to prevent kinking of the shaft.

The shaft is provided with a stiffening wire to aid in positioning the balloon.

The expandable balloon is positioned close to the distal tip. As aid in positioning the balloon the distal tip is provided with a radiopaque marker to make the tip visible with fluoroscopy.

The TrapIT will not be used over a guide wire and has thus no guide wire lumen.

As aid in positioning the balloon in a guide catheter a 90 or 100 cm tactile feedback stop is integrated in the shaft at the respective specific length for the used guide catheter.

For use with a 90 cm guiding catheter, the shaft of the 100 cm compatible TrapIT is provided with a depth marking to indicate that the distal tip of the catheter is at the level of the distal tip of the guiding catheter.

  • Unique auto stop
  • Highly compatible small shaft profile
  • Designed to trap the guidewire at low inflation pressure in a 6F, 7F or 8F guide catheter
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Blimp Scoring Balloon Catheter

The Blimp Scoring Balloon Catheter is a rapid exchange single use device, consisting of a hub with strain relief to prevent for kinking of the hub to shaft connection, a proximal shaft made of a thin hypo tube, a polymer distal shaft in decreasing diameter to aid in entering small vessels.

An expandable balloon is positioned at the distal end of the shaft having a radiopaque marker at the balloon center for aid in positioning.

The marker is visible with fluoroscopy.

The most distal end and distally from the balloon, contains the Rapid Exchange (Rx) section for the guide wire enabling to pass the guide wire over the balloon.

For aid in insertion of the Blimp in the guide catheter, depth markings are applied on the shaft to indicate that the distal tip of the catheter is at the level of the distal tip of the guiding catheter (95 and 105 cm).

  • Ultra low profile balloon
  • Unmatched dilatation capability due to scoring balloon
  • High CTO penetration capability
  • Scoring element for highly calcified lesions
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Accessories

These are tools used during Coronary Angiography by the treating Cardiologist

Coronary accessories are a range of products that are used in conjunction with coronary procedures ranging from, pumps that blow up balloons within the arteries to Haemostatic valves.

Haemostatic Valves

  • Copilot bleedback control valve

Designed to minimize blood loss for a cleaner, safer procedure

Available in .096″/2.44 mm ID

  • Rotating Haemostatic Valve (RHV)

Standard RHV available in .006″/2.44 mm & .115″/2.02 mm sizes

Indeflators

  • 20/30 Indeflator

Ergonomic design for device inflation to a maximum of 30 atmospheres pressure

  • Plus 30 Indeflator

Standard design for inflation to a maximum of 30 atmospheres pressure

Guide Wire Accessories

  • Torque Device

Provides grip for steering guide wires in the anatomy

  • Guide wire Introducer

Engineered to allow easy access of wires thought RHVs, while preventing wire tip damage

Accessory Kits

  • Priority packs

Designed to minimize blood loss for a cleaner, safer procedure

  • Economically bundled combinations of:

Indeflatores Copilot or RHV Guide Wires Introducer Torque Device

Micro-Catheters

(Nhancer ProX Single Lumen Micro-Catheter & Nhancer Rx Dual Lumen Micro-Catheter)

Micro-catheters are used in difficult cases where it is more challenging to be able to deliver a coronary balloon or stent. It supports the guidewire in cases involving tortuous vessels, chronic total occlusions (CTO), bifurcations, and highly stenosed and calcified lesions. Sometimes the need arises for more than one guidewire, and then a dual lumen micro-catheter can be used.

Nhancer ProX Single Lumen Micro-Catheter

This catheter is intended to support a single guidewire during a more challenging angiogram. The catheter will help the doctor to cross the lesion with a guidewire, and deliver a device for example, a coronary balloon or stent.

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Nhancer Rx Dual Lumen Micro-Catheter

Sometimes it is necessary to use more than one guidewire during an angiogram. This catheter is intended to support guidewires during a more challenging angiogram. The catheter will help the doctor to cross the lesion with a guidewire, and deliver a device for example, a coronary balloon or stent. Dual lumen micro-catheters are the next transformational step to safe and effective support of guidewires to cross CTO (Chronic Total Occlusions) lesions beyond the unique capabilities of dual lumen micro-catheters to support wiring of complex bifurcations.

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Guide catheter extension

GUIDION RAPID EXCHANGE GUIDE EXTENSION

Guidion catheters are intended to be used in conjunction with guide catheters to access discrete regions of the coronary arteries. It facilitates placement and exchange of guidewires and other interventional devices. It is used to place stents in difficult anatomy, to place longer stents and give more support in CTO (Chronic Total Occlusions).

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VESSEL CLOSURE

Perclose ProGlide®

For Hemostasis management one would look to achieve vessel healing parallel to the surgical gold standard. This would associate with significantly less blood transfusions, infections, mortality and shorter length of stay compared to surgical cutdown and a minimum intravascular footprint. A suitable device would promote vessel healing, with minimum inflammation and no re-access restrictions after use. This should give in-lab confidence, low access site complications, reduce time to hemostasis, ambulation, and discharge.

Perclose ProGlide Suture-Mediated Closure System. This product line offers vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists and other healthcare providers an alternative to manual compression or sealing access sites on patients who have undergone a catheterization procedure.

Perclose ProGlide® provides percutaneous surgical repair with a suture by delivering a secure, non-masking percutaneous repair. Perclose ProGlide promotes primary intention healing with less scarring, and reduces time to hemostasis, ambulation and discharge.

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