Through better design, the Insightra Ultra 7Fr catheter allows common fluid-filled technology in a smaller catheter with no compromise on lumen size.
This ULTRA 7FR IAB catheter is a true 7Fr (including the wrapped balloon), so it will pass through all 7Fr sheaths.
7Fr means a 23% reduction on cross-sectional area (vs. a competitive 8Fr), which results in over 20% better distal blood flow in a 4.0mm femoral artery.(1)
IAB catheter sizes and dimensions have been developed over many years. The ratio of length to diameter is a critical part of the fluid dynamics, augmentation and clinical support of IAB catheters. The ULTRA 7FR IAB range uses tried and tested sizes that have been used with excellent results for over a decade.
There is a delicate balance between getting the right diameter of the balloon and "over sizing" which could bring the balloon in constant contact with the delicate inner surface of the aorta. Insightra Medical offers a range of balloons to match patient height. It is the only full range of 7Fr catheters - with the specialty sizes of 30cc and below designed for patients that have the highest need of a 7Fr catheter - small patients.
No compromise: The Insightra ULTRA 7FR IAB can deliver response times comparable to an 8Fr catheter in a 7Fr diameter – allowing patients to benefit from a smaller profile in the leg and full performance in the aorta
It’s all about the design. The Insightra IAB was designed from the ground up as a 7Fr device with:
Designed for improved gas flow rates, allowing faster gas shuttling and excellent clinical performance.