Merit Medical Systems has announced the US commercial release of the Prelude Roadster guide sheath. The Prelude Roadster is the newest addition to the Merit Vascular-Peripheral Access portfolio, which includes introducers and other products, including access kits, vessel dilators, and accessories.
The device is designed for deliverability, visibility, and resilience in tortuous peripheral vasculature anatomies. Indicated for use in a variety of procedures, the device will also help deliver devices used to diagnose and treat the large patient population who suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD).
“Patients with peripheral vascular disease often have complex vessel anatomies that make treatment challenging,” said Sandeep Nathan, interventional cardiologist and director of the Coronary Care Unit at the University of Chicago Medicine (Chicago, USA) and a consultant of Merit Medical. “The Roadster sheath is designed to help physicians deliver the diagnostic and therapeutic devices needed to achieve successful outcomes.”
“The Prelude Roadster is an example of Merit’s commitment to understanding, innovating, and delivering products to meet the needs of physicians. After decades of offering vascular access products, we are always searching for ways to help physicians diagnose and treat successfully, improving the lives of patients worldwide,” said Fred P Lampropoulos, Merit Medical’s Chairman and CEO.