iVascular recently announced the launch of its Sergeant peripheral support catheter. Sergeant is a CE marked over-the-wire catheter, indicated for patients with peripheral arterial disease in small vessels or challenging anatomy during diagnostic and interventional procedures.
According to a press release, Sergeant is intended to facilitate, guide, and support guidewires. It also allows guidewire exchanges and provides a conduit for the delivery of saline solutions and diagnostic contrast agents. Sergeant’s guidewire support is possible thanks to its braided catheter that allows “exceptional” pushability and torque.
iVascular’s Hydrax proprietary hydrophilic coating increases the catheter’s trackability, allowing Sergeant to pass through tortuous anatomy. In terms of visibility, Sergeant features four radiopaque markers that asses accurately the catheters position and lesion length.
The device is available with the tip, straight, and 30º angled, and in lengths between 65 and 150cm, while offering compatibility with 0.014”, 0.018” and 0.035” guidewires, all of them being 4F introducer compatible.
Marc Sirvent, angiologist and vascular surgeon specialist at the University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol in Barcelona, Spain, carried out the first procedures with the product, and notes that the product easily crossed the occlusion in the tibial posterior and plantar arch.