Vascular Solutions Announces Re-Launch of Venture Catheter

Catheter previously offered by St. Jude Medical is once again available


May 15, 2013

The Venture catheter is a deflectable-tip catheter used to provide guidewire directional control in challenging coronary and peripheral interventional procedures. The device is available in the United States and expected to become available in select international markets.

The Venture catheter's deflectable atraumatic distal tip can be angled up to 90 degrees, providing physicians with control and precision while navigating complex turns in the vessel and lending back-up support when crossing tight lesions. The Venture catheter is available in three versions: rapid-exchange (RX) and over-the-wire (OTW) models for difficult coronary and peripheral cases and a specialized coronary sinus version for directing wires in left-ventricular lead placement in bi-ventricular implantable defibrillator procedures. All three versions are 6 French guide-compatible and are used with standard 0.014-inch guidewires.

The Venture catheter is indicated for directing, steering, controlling and supporting a guidewire to access discrete regions of the coronary and peripheral vasculature. The over-the-wire versions may also be used for manual delivery of saline solution or diagnostic contrast agents.

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