FlexCath Steerable Sheath
The FlexCath® Steerable Sheath is used to help position an ablation catheter for enhanced access, manueverability, and tissue contact.
FlexCath Advance Steerable Sheath
Enhanced Access, Maneuverability, and Tissue Contact
The FlexCath Advance Steerable Sheath is a unidirectional, deflectable sheath used to help position cryocatheters for enhanced access, maneuverability, and tissue contact. With 135 degrees of deflection and faster deflection response, the sheath may facilitate better access to inferior veins.*
The FlexCath Advance Steerable Sheath is the only sheath rigorously tested and specifically designed for use with Arctic Front Advance cryoballoon.
FlexCath Advance is a percutaneous catheter introducer fitted with a valve to allow for introduction, withdrawal, and swapping of catheters and wires while preventing air ingress and minimizing blood loss. It is packaged with a dilator.
The Arctic Front Advance Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter is inserted over a guide wire through the FlexCath Advance sheath to the left atrium, where the cryoballoon can be inflated and positioned to efficiently isolate the pulmonary veins with minimal energy applications. Complex, 3-dimensional mapping is not required.
The Freezor MAX Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter is inserted over a guide wire through the FlexCath Advance sheath to the left atrium, and may be used as an adjunctive device in the endocardial treatment of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation with the Arctic Front Advance cryoballoon.
Inner diameter: 12 Fr
Outer diameter: 15 Fr
Usable length: 65 cm
Total length: 81 cm
Radiopaque marker: 5 mm proximal to sheath tip
Catheter compatibility: up to 10.5 Fr
Guide wire compatibility: .032" to .035" (guide wire not included)
Deflection and Reach
Maximum Deflection: 135 degree with Arctic Front Advance™ cryoballoon and Achieve® Mapping catheter inserted.
Reach: 5.5 cm at 90°
Shaft: Biocompatible copolymer (Pebax®) with barium sulfate blend (BaSO4)
Total length: 87 cm
Tapered length of dilator tip: 1.5 cm