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EUROPEAN Device Guide / Special Access Sheaths

Company Name Product Name Size (F) Length (cm) Guidewire Compatibility (inch) Curved or Straight Radiopaque Tip (Yes/No) Type of Special Access
Oscor Inc. Adelante Breezeway Braided Shaft Introducer With Hemostatic Valve 6, 7, 8, 10 45, 55, 61, 79 0.035 Straight/curved Yes Guiding sheath with a fixed curve
Oscor Inc. Adelante Magnum Introducer With Hemostatic SureSeal Valve Technology and Sideport for Delivery of Large Medical Devices 16, 18 20, 30, 35 0.038 Straight Yes Designed for the delivery of endovascular catheters, aortic valve, stent graft systems, and the TAVI/TAVR procedure
Oscor Inc. Adelante Radial With Hemostatic Valve and Sideport for Optimal Radial Access 4, 5, 6 7, 10, 25 0.018, 0.021 Straight No Radial artery access sheath with hydrophilic coating, sideport, and high kink resistance
Oscor Inc. Adelante Sigma Plus Introducer With Hemostatic Valve and Luer Lock 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 10, 23 0.038 Straight No Hemostatic valved introducer with luer lock that allows direct, easy, and secure accessory connection
Teleflex Arrow Radial Access Sheath Kits 5, 6 7, 11, 24 0.018 Straight No Radial
Cordis, a Cardinal Health company Avanti+ Transradial Vascular Access Kits 4–6 sheath 11, 23 Comes with a 0.021-inch mini guidewire Straight No Comes with a 21-gauge percutaneous entry needle
Balton Braided Introducer (Coil Type) 5–9 45–100 0.035 Straight Yes
Cook Medical Check-Flo: Extra Large 20–24 25, 40, 65 0.038 Straight No Large device/stent graft
Oscor Inc. Destino Bi-Directional Steerable Introducer With Hemostatic Valve: Small, Medium, and Large Curves 8.5, 10, 12 61, 67, 71 0.038 Straight/curved Yes Bidirectional steerable guiding sheath designed for introduction and placement of diagnostic and therapeutic devices
Oscor Inc. Destino Reach Bi-Directional Introducer With Hemostatic Valve 8.5, 10, 12 67, 71, 73, 75, 77 0.038 (maximum guidewire) Straight/curved Yes Used in transseptal access
Oscor Inc. Destino Twist Uni-Directional Steerable Sheath With Hemostatic Valve 6.5, 7, 8.5, 12, 13.5 45, 55, 65, 67, 71, 73, 75, 90 0.038 Straight/curved Yes Unidirectional steerable guiding sheath design for interventional procedures including but not limited to renal
Galt Medical Corporation Elite HV Micro-Access 4–7 5.5, 7, 11, 12 0.018 Straight Yes Microintroducer/hemostasis valve sheath together in one device to save a step; available with or without RO band
Galt Medical Corporation Elite HV R Radial Access Sheath 4–7 7, 11, 25 0.018 Straight No Radial access
Abbott Fast-Cath 4–14 5, 8.5, 12, 23, 30, 40, 45, 70, 75, 85, 90, 98, 110 0.021, 0.025, 0.032, 0.038 Straight, 30, 40, 48, 60, 5-, 7-cm J, GSPC No Small-vessel catheterizations, brachial artery introduction; introduction of thermal dilution and temporary pacing catheters; atherectomy, laser, valvuloplasty, and other large-diameter catheters; introduction and general management of electrophysiology catheters; biopsy procedures; other procedures in which longer sheath and curve aid physician technique
Cook Medical Flexor Radial Hydrophilic Introducer Access Set 4, 5, 6, 7 7, 13, 23 0.018 (nitinol with palladium) Straight No Radial artery access
Galt Medical Corporation Fluent Transitionless Micro-Introducer Kits: Regular and Stiffen 4, 5 10 0.018 X 40, 60 cm (stainless with stainless tip, platinum tip, or gold tip; nitinol with stainless tip, platinum tip, or gold tip; X Sharp needle included) Straight No Microaccess
Terumo Europe Glidesheath Slender Transradial Introducer Sheath 5, 6, 7 10, 16 0.018, 0.021, 0.025 Straight No The proprietary thin-wall technology reduces the outside diameter of the introducer sheath by 1 F while maintaining a larger inner diameter equivalent
Cook Medical Keller-Timmermans 18–24 65, 85 0.038 Straight, curved No Large device/stent graft
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Merit MAK and Merit SMAK Mini Access Kits: Regular and Stiffened 4 and 5 available with 21-gauge X 7-cm echo- and nonecho-enhanced needles and 21-gauge X 4-cm echo-enhanced needles; 4 and 5 stiffened dilator kits are available 10, 15 0.018 X 40, 60 cm (stainless and nitinol mandrel wires with stainless, platinum, or palladium coiled tips) Straight No Microaccess (wire also available as stand alone and two additional configurations: 0.018-inch X 60-cm stainless wire with platinum tip and 0.018-inch X 80-cm nitinol wire with platinum tip); 21-gauge X 9-cm echo- and nonecho-enhanced needles available; all components are available sterile, stand alone
B. Braun Interventional Systems, Inc. Micro-Access Elite HV Hemostasis Valve Introducer Kits 4, 5, 6, 7 5.5, 12 0.018 Straight With or without Microaccess
B. Braun Interventional Systems, Inc. Micro-Introducer Kits: Regular and Stiffen 4, 5 10 0.018 X 40 cm Straight No Microaccess
Galt Medical Corporation Micro-Introducer Kits: Regular and Stiffen 4, 5 10 (regular); 10, 15 (stiffen) 0.018 Straight No Microaccess
Cook Medical Micropuncture Pedal Introducer Access Set 2.9 7 0.018 X 40 cm (nitinol with platinum tip) Angled No Pedal access
Galt Medical Corporation Microslide Pediatric Tearaway Sheath 2, 3 3, 7 0.018 Straight No Pediatric
AngioDynamics Mini Stick MAX Coaxial Microintroducer Kit 4, 5 10, 15 0.018 X 40 cm (stainless steel/palladium), 0.018 X 45 cm (nitinol/tungsten, stainless steel) Straight With guidewire For percutaneous introduction of a guidewire into the vascular system
Argon Medical Devices, Inc. OneStic Micro-Access Introducer 4–8 5.75, 11 0.018 X 45 cm (nitinol or stainless steel) Straight No Hybrid introducer sheath and micropuncture set to expedite standard sheath access
Cook Medical Performer: Hausdorf-Lock 8–12 75 0.038 Curved Yes Transseptal access
Cook Medical Performer: Micropuncture 4–7 13 0.018 Straight No Hybrid introducer sheath and micropuncture set to expedite standard sheath access
Cook Medical Performer: Mullins 4–16 48, 63, 75, 85 0.038 Curved Yes Transseptal access
Cook Medical Performer: Radial 6 7, 23 0.018 Straight No Radial artery access
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Prelude Sheath Introducers 4, 5, 6, 7 7, 11, 23 0.018, 0.025 (straight, curved mandrel wires; double ended [3-mm J and floppy]) Straight With or without Radial, brachial, femoral
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. Prelude Short Sheaths 5, 6, 7, 8 4 0.018, 0.035, 0.038 (straight floppy tip mandrel wire or double ended [3-mm J; floppy]; stainless steel) Straight Yes Dialysis access management
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. PreludeEase Hydrophilic Sheath Introducers 4, 5, 6, 7 7, 11, 16, 23 0.018, 0.021, 0.025, 0.035; straight, angled nitinol mandrel guidewires with palladium or platinum tips; stainless steel; straight, single-ended floppy, plastic jacketed guidewires Straight No Hydrophilic coated, radial access
Cordis, a Cardinal Health company Rain Sheath Transradial Thin-Walled Introducer 4–7 10, 16 0.021 (provided) Straight No Thin-walled, transradial access kit
B. Braun Interventional Systems, Inc. SeamLess Micro Introducer 4, 5 10 0.018 X 40 cm Straight No Microaccess
Terumo Europe SoloPath Balloon Expandable TransFemoral System 14, 16, 18, 19, 21 25, 35 0.038 or smaller Straight Yes Large-bore applications such as percutaneous aortic valve placement, mitral valve placement, and abdominal aortic and thoracic aortic aneurysm graft placement
Terumo Europe SoloPath Re-Collapsible Balloon-Expandable Access System 19, 22, 24 25, 35 0.038 or smaller Straight Yes Large-bore applications such as percutaneous aortic valve placement, mitral valve placement, and abdominal aortic and thoracic aortic aneurysm graft placement
Teleflex Super Arrow-Flex Carotid Access Sheath Introducer Set 7 90 Straight Yes Carotid
Teleflex Super Arrow-Flex Renal Access Sheath Introducer Sets 6, 7 45 0.035–0.038 Curved, 90° Yes Renal
Teleflex Super Arrow-Flex Sheath Introducers 5–11 11–100 0.021–0.035 Straight Yes, on selected models Standard, renal, carotid, and transseptal
Teleflex Super Arrow-Flex Transseptal Access Sheath Introducer Set 8 60 Straight Yes Transseptal
Galt Medical Corporation Tear Away Introducer Sheath 3–16; some half sizes available 3, 5, 7, 10, 14, 30, 50 0.018 Straight No Designed for the introduction of catheters into the vasculature; full kits or separate sterile sheaths available
B. Braun Interventional Systems, Inc. Tear Away Introducer Sheaths and Kits 4–16 7, 10, 14, 30, 44 0.018 X 45 cm, 0.028 X 50 cm, 0.038 X 50 cm Straight No Designed for the introduction of catheters into the vasculature; full kits or separate sterile sheaths available
Baylis Medical Company, Inc. TorFlex Transseptal Guiding Sheath 8, 8.5 63, 81 0.032 37º, 45º, 55º, 90º, 135º Yes Transseptal
Abbott Ultimum 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 5, 8.5, 25, 30, 35 0.035, 0.038 Straight Yes, EV line Small-vessel and large-bore-diameter catheters
Argon Medical Devices, Inc. V-Stick Vascular Access Set With Ultrasharp Needle, Standard and Stiff 4, 5 (with 3-F dilator) 10 0.018 X 40 cm (nitinol or stainless steel) Straight No Used for placement of a 0.035- or 0.038-inch guidewire into the vascular system using a small 21-gauge needle access (with or without echogenic tip)

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