Boston Scientific's Bidirectional Duodecapolar Diagnostic Catheter Offers Easier Coronary Sinus Access
Boston Scientific's Blazer Dx-20 is a bidirectional duodecapolar diagnostic catheter that offers bidirectional steering for easier access and advancement in the coronary sinus. Backsteerting helps secure the catheter’s position within the coronary sinus, a curve-lock helps stabilize the tip, and it designed with torque response to help provide more predictable handling. The catheter has a soft, extended distal tip designed to lower the risk of vessel injury or perforation. The softer tip also reportedly conforms better to the anatomy, allowing better electrode contact.
The company said the Blazer Dx-20 leaves the isthmus area unobstructed and reduced the number of diagnostic catheters that are required.
The catheter comes in a 7 Fr. shaft size and in two curve styles – a super large curve measuring 56 mm and medium curve measuring 25 mm.
The catheter was launched in May 2009.