SuperCross FT Flexible Tip Microcatheter Aids Challenging Interventions
Vascular Solutions' SuperCross FT is a flexible-tip version of its line of SuperCross microcatheters. It is designed to address the majority of complex interventional procedures in which a flexible tipped microcatheter is needed.
Vascular Solutions' family of SuperCross microcatheters consists of single lumen, over-the-wire microcatheters designed for guidewire support and exchange, as well as the infusion of contrast media or therapeutic agents in the coronary and peripheral vasculature. The full-length braided stainless steel construction and low profile of the SuperCross microcatheters allow access to small and tortuous vessels and enhance the ability to cross plaque lesions.Like the other models of SuperCross, the SuperCross FT is compatible with 0.014-inch guidewires. Also like the original straight-tip model, SuperCross FT is available in 130 cm and 150 cm working lengths, has a fully embedded gold distal marker band, a clear proximal catheter hub, two depth mark indicators to aid in determining position within the guide catheter, and a hydrophilic coating on the distal 40 cm to enhance deliverability to the target vasculature.All versions of the SuperCross microcatheters are intended to be used in conjunction with steerable guidewires to access discrete regions of the coronary and/or peripheral vasculature. They may be used to facilitate placement and exchange of guidewires and other interventional devices and to subselectively infuse/deliver diagnostic and therapeutic agents.
The FT catheter was released in August 2012.
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