Two types of embolectomy catheters are available: LeMaitre natural latex balloon catheters and NovaSil® latex-free balloon catheters. Single lumen catheters use hand-tied balloons that are glued in three areas and pre-stretched for flexibility. These catheters are strong and able to withstand a substantial force before the balloon disengages from the catheter. Balloons are well-centered and resistant to rupture..
Over-the-Wire embolectomy catheters are also available. These allow for the addition of contrast media to facilitate imaging during fluoroscopy..
Radiopaque for visibility under fluoroscopy.
Constructed of pliable material for introduction and passage through vessels that may be difficult to navigate.
Color-coding for catheter size identification.
Long shelf life for sterility.
Single Lumen Embolectomy Catheters.
Strength: catheter material is strong, allowing the catheters to withstand a substantial force before the balloon disengages..
Resistant to rupture: balloons are manufactured to high specifications so that they are resistant to rupture during contact or trauma.