Intended for use in angiographic procedures by physicians trained and experienced in angiographic techniques. Standard techniques for placement of vascular access sheaths, angiographic catheters and wire guides should be employed.ANGIOGRAPHY CATHETERS CAUTION: U.S. federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician for properly licensed practitioner).
DEVICE DESCRIPTION Catheters for use in angiographic procedures are available in a variety of French sizes, endhole sizes, lengths, materials and designs (e.g., polyethylene or nylon, non-braided or braided with Cl torque). The choice of catheter material for different angiographic procedures should be based on the physician's experience. INTENDED USE The catheters are intended for use in angiographic procedures by physicians trained and experienced in angiographic techniques. Standard techniques for placement of vascular access sheath, angiographic catheters and wire guides should be employed. PRECAUTIONS • Manipulation of catheter requires fluoroscopic control. • Due to thinwall construction, extreme care must be exercised during manipulation and withdrawal. Catheter insertion through a synthetic vascular graft should be avoided whenever possible. • Do not attempt to heat or reshape the catheter curve; the catheter tip is made from a heat-sensitive material. • The possible whiplash effect of the long, soft catheter tip must be considered during selective angiography. • Activate hydrophilic coating, if present, by wetting the distal end of the catheter with sterile water or saline. For best results, keep the catheter surface wet during placement.