Safeguard® Pressure Assisted Device: Trusted Femoral Performance Now Available for Radial Procedures

Many of our customers use the Safeguard Pressure Assisted Device for hemostasis following femoral access procedures because they trust its compression, convenience and comfort. Merit Medical now has the Safeguard Radial™ compression device that offers the same trusted compression after radial procedures.

  • The Safeguard Radial’s inflatable bulb focuses compression only where you want it
  • It’s easy to adjust air in the bulb (inflation or deflation) using a standard Luer lock syringe
  • Trusted Compression, Comfort & Convenience
  • Now Available For Your Radial Procedures
  • The base plate and the way the band wraps around the bulb provides stable positioning, not occlusion
  • You already know how important patent hemostasis is for a radial compression device and the Safeguard Radial allows you to achieve patent hemostasis with patient comfort as well
  • While your patients come in many sizes, Safeguard Radial comes in one size that will fit them all
  • Having one compression device can reduce your inventory, maximize your precious storage space, and streamline ordering
  • You can use any syringe because Safeguard Radial has a standard Luer lock
  • The inflatable bulb lets you take distal and proximal pulses easily
  • The visibility of the clear bulb window allows you to check for oozing
  • Just like the Safeguard femoral, Safeguard Radial has a soft textile band with no plastic edges and a low profile design
So if you have been using the Safeguard for hemostasis following your femoral procedures, you can trust the Safeguard Radial to provide the same comfortable, convenient performance for radial compression.

Schedule an evaluation of the Safeguard Radial

Stephanie Poulsen
Senior Product Manager

Merit Medical Opens New Office in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Merit Medical Systems is pleased to announce the grand opening of a new office in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Merit Asia has been operating in Hong Kong for three years, and this larger office will help support our growing business with distributors in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and South East Asia.

Joe Wright, President of Merit Technology Group was on hand to help with the ribbon cutting ceremony on June 12. Also pictured are Leon Lam, Vice President-Asia and Jo Choi, Regional Business Director for Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia.

Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional and diagnostic procedures in several disciplines including cardiology, radiology, nephrology, vascular surgery, electrophysiology, and endoscopy. Our broad product portfolio includes therapeutic products for dialysis, embolization of uterine fibroids and tumors, and strictures of the airway.

Merit Medical's new Hong Kong address is:
Room 901B, 9/F, Empire Centre
68 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2628 3612 Fax: +852 2628 3130

歡迎 and 祝你好運 !

ReSolve® Biliary Locking Drainage Catheter Receives CE Mark!

I am pleased to announce that the ReSolve® Biliary Locking Drainage Catheter has received the CE mark and is available for sale in Europe.

These catheters are indicated for drainage of bile within the biliary system. Often biliary systems need to be decompressed due to bile duct stones, extrahepatic, or intrahepatic tumors, and primary sclerosing cholangitis, among other reasons. In addition bile may also need to be diverted from a bile duct leak.

Biliary system lesions do not always occur in the same location in every patient. Because of this, Merit offers catheters with two different drainage hole configurations to accommodate patient anatomy and multiple disease locations.

Correct catheter positioning is important in these procedures. The catheter features a radiopaque marker band near the proximal shaft drainage hole, and non-radiopaque depth markers the entire length of the catheter to help with fast and accurate positioning.

Additional features:
  • Atraumatic pigtail
  • Smooth transitions
  • Large drainage holes
  • Hydrophilic coating
  • Kink resistance
To learn more, check out the ReSolve® Biliary Locking Drainage Catheter product webpage.

Richard Collard
Senior Product Manager
Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Merit Medical Hosts Medical Education Course on LV Implantation Techniques

Merit Medical hosted a course on LV Lead Implantation Techniques May 4-5. The course was conducted by Seth J. Worley, MD, Director of the Interventional Implant Program at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dr. Worley is an internationally recognized expert and key opinion leader in the advancement of cardiac resynchronization therapy.

Dr. Worley presented unique approaches to LV lead implantation and techniques designed to help reduce procedure and fluoroscopy time, reduce lead failure rates, and improve lead location.1

In addition to the hands-on training with the unique tools and techniques, Dr. Worley also used the tools in two live cases in which he was able to demonstrate successfully this specialized approach. Each of the eight physicians on hand were able to learn interactively as he described each of the steps in the procedure to the audience through a live video feed and to the physicians who joined him in the procedure room.

When used together, the Worley Advanced System provides the tools and solutions needed to reduce implantation times, gain easier access to the target vessel, and improve chances for successful CRT implantation.1

Worley™ Advanced CSG

Worley™ Advanced LVI

Worley™ Vein Selector

For more information or to register for the next Worley training course, contact your local Merit Medical Sales Representative or visit

Nelson Gardner
Business Development Manager

1 Jackson KP, Hegland DD, Frazier-Mills C, Piccini JP, Koontz JI, Atwater BD, Daubert JP, Worley SJ. Impact of using a telescoping-support catheter system for left ventricular lead placement on implant success and procedure time of cardiac resynchronization therapy. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2013 May; 36(5):553-8.

SCAI 2014 Attendees Get Hands On with Merit Medical’s Radial-Specific Products

Attendees were offered hands-on demonstrations of our radial products at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) meeting last week in Las Vegas. We exhibited several products supporting transradial access–the Rad Board® radial arm board and accessories, radial catheters, and the Safeguard Radial™ radial closure device–that generated lots of interest at the booth.

With dedicated, radial-specific arm boards and accessories, cath lab personnel don't need to use towels to obtain correct arm positioning. The reusable Rad Board fits all cath lab and radiology procedure tables. Visitors at the booth were surprised to learn that there is a section of Xenolite TB embedded in the Rad Board that helps to reduce scatter radiation exposure. See Radiation Scatter Survey Results.

We had a vascular model that attendees could use for a hands-on demonstration of our Performa Ultimate™ line of catheters. Merit also has the MIV™ radial ventriculogram pigtail catheter that is designed to angle toward the left coronary cusp to facilitate transradial access.

We demonstrated the Safeguard Radial pressure assisted device by putting it on some attendees. As a result, they learned firsthand how comfortable and convenient it is to get adjustable compression of the radial puncture site.

Attendees at SCAI this year were excited to learn about Merit's new Think Radial training courses and enjoyed the hands-on demonstrations of our radial-specific products. For more information on our radial product portfolio or upcoming training courses, Contact Us.

Chan Ream
Product Manager