Teleflex (TFX) Announces 510(k) Clearance and US Launch of TrapLiner™ Catheter
Unique specialty catheter designed for enhancing efficiency in complex interventional procedures – builds on Vascular Solutions’ popular GuideLiner® Catheter platform by combining the features of a guide extension catheter with new guidewire trapping capabilities in a single device.
The TrapLiner Catheter was developed by
The TrapLiner Catheter is similar in design to Vascular Solutions’ popular GuideLiner Guide Extension Catheter, with the added feature of an integrated balloon for trapping a standard 0.014” guidewire within a guide catheter. The TrapLiner Catheter can be used as an alternative method to the trapping technique that requires the use of a PTCA balloon to exchange an existing over-the-wire catheter while maintaining guidewire position. The technique of guidewire trapping for catheter exchange is most commonly performed in complex interventional procedures. The device is offered in three different sizes: 6, 7, and 8 Fr.
“The TrapLiner is a one-of-a-kind product that combines two devices we
had previously deployed independently during challenging cases into a
single tool that enables the most complicated interventional procedures
to be done more efficiently,” said Dimitri Karmpaliotis, MD, PhD,
Director of CTO, Complex and High-Risk Angioplasty at
The TrapLiner Catheter is intended for use in conjunction with guide catheters to access discrete regions of the coronary and/or peripheral vasculature, to facilitate placement of interventional devices, and to facilitate the exchange of an interventional device while maintaining the position of the guidewire within the vasculature.
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Disclaimer: The TrapLiner Catheter CE Mark is pending. This product is not available for sale in the EU.
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