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The LINEAR IAB features an innovative membrane and a 7.5 Fr. size. This reduced size enables clinicians to deliver counterpulsation therapy to a broader range of patients, including those with smaller peripheral vasculature.

Improved Sheath

  • Improved Sheath to Introducer Transition
  • Hemostasis Valve
  • Twist Lock Introducer Hub
  • Universal Color Coding for Size

Potential For Reduced Complications*

All balloon and catheter materials meet FDA and ISO biocompatibility guidelines for devices and materials. LINEAR 7.5 Fr. IAB catheters and insertion kits do not contain latex.

* Comparison of Outcomes After 8 vs. 9.5 French Size Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation Catheters Based on 9,332 Patients in the Prospective Benchmark® Registry. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions 56:200-206 (2002).

  • Reduced catheter cross-section area by 12% vs. 8 Fr.
  • Smaller catheter size has potential to increase distal limb flow
  • Minimized size of arterial puncture

Proprietary IAB membrane provides better performance*

  • Abrasion resistance improved by 43%
  • Immediate inflation at start-up
  • Improved fatigue resistance

Faster Inflation Cycle Times

  • Faster gas shuttle performance allows support of rapid heart rates and arrhythmias
  • 19% faster cycle time in 80° bend test method when compared to competitor

T-Handle Protector for Balloon Membrane

  • Keeps the membrane tightly wrapped prior to insertion
  • Helps to handle catheter prior to insertion

* Bench testing completed by Maquet. Data on file. Bench test results are not necessarily predictive of clinical results.

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