The growing prevalence of complex PCI and CTO (Chronic Total Occlusion) causes an increasing demand for larger guiding catheter to fit in more devices. However 7F introducer sheath and guiding catheter are recommended via femoral artery.
The 6.5F set provides an alternative solution to approach via radial artery with a larger guiding catheter inner lumen.
As a member of the Braidin™ introducer sheath family, the 6.5F Braidin™ introducer sheath represents an innovation in introducer products, specifically designed to be used alongside the 6.5F guiding catheter. Its braided stainless steel structure provides an outer diameter smaller than conventional 6F introducer sheath with a 0.5F larger inner diameter.
6.5F March™ guiding catheter is part of March™ guiding catheter family. The inner diameter is 0.075”, compared to 6F guiding catheters’ 0.071” inner diameter, This extra lumen space of the 6.5F March™ catheter makes it compatible with larger and more devices. It also reduces friction when passing multiple devices (i.e. Kissing Balloon Technique).