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It's not FedEx. It's not UPS. It's not TNT. It's a global medical device company: Merit Medical. Today Merit Medical opened its recently expanded Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) distribution center and corporate office in Maastricht, the Netherlands. This advanced distribution center and the service it provides hospitals, physicians, and nurses in more than 100 countries throughout the EMEA region shows Merit Medical continuing its quest to be the most customer-focused company in healthcare.

Merit Offers Radial Internal Mammary Catheter for Navigating LIMA Grafts

Transradial cardiac catheterization in patients with previous coronary artery bypass graft surgery can be technically challenging.


Since the majority of CABG patients have a left internal mammary artery (LIMA) graft to the left anterior descending artery (LAD), many radial operators choose to perform catheterization procedures in CABG patients from a left radial approach using standard femoral diagnostic catheters. However, other operators have reported success with the right radial access to the LIMA. Right radial access for right radial LIMA angiography provides more comfortable access from the right side of the patient, reduces back strain, and the need to reach over the patient, especially patients who are obese.

For patients with LIMA grafts, Merit Medical now offers a Radial Internal Mammary catheter to facilitate navigation to the left internal mammary from the right transradial approach. The Merit Radial Internal Mammary catheter is available in 4F and 5F, 110 cm lengths. The Impress® material offers a highly torqueable shaft with a soft, tapered atraumatic tip.

Combining Merit’s broad offering of products for radial approach with your clinical expertise can help achieve the improved outcomes you expect from the radial approach including reduced complications, quicker ambulation, and increased patient comfort.

For more information about the Impress Radial Internal Mammary catheter and Merit’s growing portfolio of products for your radial procedures, visit the product page on merit.com.

Tami Anderson
Senior Product Manager

Next Generation of the Merit Snares iPad® App Is Now Available


I am pleased to announce the availability of the next generation Merit Snares for iPad. This app is designed to help customers when selecting the appropriate EN Snare® or ONE Snare® product configuration for use in a desired vessel. The app also provides the technical product code specifications for reference and ordering purposes.


Interested in downloading Merit Snares for iPad? You can download it from the App Store via the following link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/merit-snares/id951074703?ls=1&mt=8


Designed with accuracy and reliability in mind, the ONE Snare and the EN Snare Endovascular Snare Systems go hand-in-hand to provide physicians with both single loop and triple loop options to help meet clinically-challenging case that may arise.


Jesse Hansen

Director of Marketing

InQwire® Diagnostic Guide Wire Available in Baby J Configuration To Facilitate Transradial Intervention

Manipulating diagnostic guide wires through radial vasculature can sometimes be a little more complex than the pathways used during femoral access. To help facilitate radial navigation, Merit offers its InQwire diagnostic guide wire in both the standard J 3.0 mm curved tip as well as a 1.5 mm smaller ”baby” J tip configuration. The smaller, more closed J tip can help you navigate through the vasculature without selecting unwanted branches along the pathway.

The InQwire guide wire is precoated over the entire wire surface for smooth, consistent coverage that resists flaking. Smooth PTFE coating means less friction which improves trackability, lubricity, and durability. InQwire wires also have precise J-tip memory that ensures tip shape retention during utilization.
Catalog Code
Diameter
J Tip
Length
Configuration
IQ35F210J1O5
0.035"
(0.89 mm)
1.5 mm
210 cm
Standard
IQ35F210J1O5F
0.035"
(0.89 mm)
1.5 mm
210 cm
Firm
IQ35F210J3
0.035"
(0.89 mm)
3.0 mm
210 cm
Standard
IQ35F220J3
0.035"
(0.89 mm)
3.0 mm
220 cm
Standard
IQ35F260J1O5
0.035"
(0.89 mm)
1.5 mm
260 cm
Standard,
Exchange
IQ35F260J1O5F
0.035"
(0.89 mm)
1.5 mm
260 cm
Firm
Exchange
IQ35F260J3
0.035"
(0.89 mm)
3.0 mm
260 cm
Standard
Exchange

Having the right tools for your radial procedure provides the efficiency and effectiveness that can help ensure a successful outcome for your patients. Contact your local Merit Sales Representative to learn more about InQwire for radial and our extensive line of products for radial approach.

Penny Goldman
Senior Product Manager

Merit Medical To Exhibit Dialysis Product Line at American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) in Orlando, February 13-15, 2015

Merit Medical is exhibiting at the 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology in Orlando, Florida to introduce attendees to its expanding line of Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis products. The Merit Medical dialysis product suite includes the following key products:
  • The CentrosFLO® Hemodialysis Catheter, invented by Dr. Stephen Ash, was shown in a recent retrospective study to have statistically greater patency after three months due to its self-centering, curved-tip catheter which is designed to reduce thrombosis and fibrin sheath formation.1
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  • The ProGuide™ Hemodialysis Catheter has a step-tip with an appositional bump design intended to reduce arterial insufficiency by keeping the tip of the catheter from sucking up against the vessel wall. The ProGuide is well known as an exchange catheter due to its easy, over the wire placement capability.
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  • The Flex-Neck® line of Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters allow for up to 35% higher flow rates than other catheters currently on the US market. The Flex-Neck Classic and ARC shapes are designed to accommodate various tunneling techniques and exit site options. Our unique Implantation Systems are designed to streamline your specific implantation technique.
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  • The Merit Percutaneous Implantation Kit for peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter placement is designed to accommodate stylet or over-the-wire placement using ultrasound-guided access and fluoroscopy. To see how the kit is used, watch the PD Percutaneous Implantation Video.
Visit Merit Medical at Booth 207 to learn more about this broad line of products designed to enhance the practice of dialysis interventions and catheter placements.



Nathan Smith
Senior Product Manager
  Lynette Ruppel
Senior Product Manager

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