Maquet Clears Sensation Plus Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter in U.S., Europe


September 20, 2011

Maquet Cardiovascular's Sensation Plus 50 cc 8 French intra-aortic ballon (IAB) catheter incorporates fiber optic signal acquisition and provides 25 percent more blood volume displacement than standard 40 cc IAB catheters, allowing for improved unloading and better augmentation. It also comes with two Stat Lock IAB stabilization devices that allow the catheter to be secured to the patient's leg without sutures. This is more comfortable for patients and eliminates the risk of suture needle sticks for clinicians when initiating counterpulsation support. 

The Sensation Plus was released in the United States in October 2011.

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