High flow rates
Unique tip design
Polyurethane catheter material
Straight and Alphacurve™ pre-curved configurations
AirGuard™ valved introducer
Available with preloaded stylet (straight configurations)
EQUISTREAM® and EQUISTREAM® XK Long-Term
Indications For Use
The EQUISTREAM® and EQUISTREAM® XK Long-Term Hemodialysis Catheters
are indicated for use in attaining short-term or long-term vascular access for
hemodialysis, hemoperfusion, or apheresis therapy. Access is attained via
the internal jugular vein, external jugular vein, subclavian vein, or femoral vein.
Catheters longer than 40 cm are intended for femoral vein insertion.
This device is contraindicated for patients exhibiting severe, uncontrolled
thrombocytopenia or coagulopathy.
WARNING: Percutaneous insertion of the catheter should be made into the
axillary-subclavian vein at the junction of the outer and mid-thirds of the
clavicle lateral to the thoracic outlet. The catheter should not be inserted
into the subclavian vein medially, because such placement can lead to
compression of the catheter between the first rib and clavicle and can lead
to damage or fracture and embolization of the catheter.1
radiographic confirmation of catheter tip placement should be helpful in
demonstrating that the catheter is not being pinched by the first rib and