After receiving the CE mark for the device, iVascular launched its Navitian coronary microcatheter on to the market. A press release reports that the microcatheter can be used to facilitate, guide and support a guidewire while accessing the coronary system, the exchange of guidewire and injection of radiopaque contrast media or saline solutions.
It adds that Navitian was specifically designed to achieve a desirable navigation in cases of chronical total occlusions, and that the microcatheter stands out for its superior crossability and exceptional penetration capacity due to the internal and external conical transition. Other features include:
- Complete braided pattern that provides exceptional flexibility, pushability and resistance to kinking.
- Hydrophilic coating Hydrax Plus having high trackability for small and tortuous arteries.
- Internal PTFE layer facilitating the movement of the guidewire during exchange
- Sizes 135cm and 150cm, guidewire compatibility 0.014inch.
Lluis Duocastella, CEO of iVascular, comments: “At iVascular we work continuously for the improvement of today’s therapies, to achieve the best benefit for the patient.”