Microcatheter Offers Lesion Crossibility, Guidewire Support


January 25, 2011

January 25, 2011 – A microcatheter offering superior crossability, flexibility and guidewire support during coronary and peripheral catheterization procedures was released this week by Vascular Solutions Inc.

The SuperCross is 0.014-inch guidewire compatible and is available in 130 or 150 cm lengths. The distal 40 cm has a hydrophilic coating, reducing friction during deployment, and the catheter tapers to 1.8 French at the distal tip, for navigating small, tortuous vessels and crossing tight lesions. A full-length stainless steel braid provides exceptional flexibility, excellent pushability and kink resistance. The SuperCross’ internal PTFE liner provides good guidewire movement and the tapered inner lumen a smooth transition during wire delivery for optimal guidewire control. The fully embedded gold marker band on the distal tip delivers brilliant radiopacity, enabling precise device placement, especially beneficial during complex interventions.

The SuperCross is intended to be used in conjunction with steerable guidewires to access discrete regions of the coronary and/or peripheral vasculature, and it may be used to facilitate placement and exchange of guidewires and other interventional devices and to subselectively infuse/deliver diagnostic and therapeutic agents. The sterile, single use SuperCross microcatheter is available in the United States and Europe.

For more information: www.vascularsolutions.com