The Rapid Exchange balloon catheter (RX) “xperience” is designed for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of coronary arteries.
The shaft of the catheter features a combination of a single lumen at the proximal end and double lumen at the distal end:
At the distal end of the Xperience Catheter, before the tip, there is the balloon (segment inflatable) which dilates the artery when inflated by means of an infusion of contrast liquid inside it. The balloon is preset to reach different diameters at different pressures (according to the compliance curve shown on the primary packaging).
Two radiopaque markers are fitted at each end of the balloon in order to mark its length and help the user track the device while inside the patient.
The distal part of the catheter is coated with a durable hydrophilic coating (HYDRAX) that minimizes friction and improves catheter trackability. The catheter ends in a cone-shaped tip which is rounded and atraumatic in shape in order to avoid damaging the arteries while it is being advanced.
At the proximal part there is the luer hub in order to attach different accessories.
The maximum diameter of the guide wire must not exceed 0.36 mm = 0.014”.
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Dilatation of the stenotic portion of a coronary artery or stenosis of bypass grafts replacing coronary arteries, in order to improve myocardial perfusion.