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FlexCath Advance™ Steerable Sheath

Cardiac Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation


The FlexCath Advance™ Steerable Sheath is part of the Arctic Front™ Cardiac Cryoablation Catheter System and is the only sheath that has been tested for use with the Arctic Front Family of Cardiac Cryoablation Catheters. It can also be used with the Freezor™ MAX Cardiac Cryoablation Catheter.

Facilitates better
positioning and maneuverability

The FlexCath Advance™ Steerable Sheath is a unidirectional, deflectable sheath used to help position an ablation catheter and facilitates better positioning and maneuverability.

  • With 162 degrees of deflection and improved deflection response, the sheath may facilitate better access to inferior veins.*
  • This percutaneous catheter introducer is fitted with a valve to allow for introduction, withdrawal, and exchanging of catheters and wires.
  • Packaged with a dilator.

The FlexCath Advance™ Steerable Sheath is the only sheath that has been tested for use with the Arctic Front Advance™ and Arctic Front Pro Advance™. Once transseptal puncture has been performed using an indicated needle and sheath, the FlexCath Advance™ sheath can be used to cross into the left atrium. The Cryoballoon with the Achieve is then inserted  through the sheath into the left atrium, where it can be inflated and positioned to efficiently isolate the pulmonary veins with minimal energy applications. Complex, 3-dimensional mapping is not required.

The FlexCath Advance™ sheath is also compatible with the Freezor Family Focal Cryoablation Catheters.

FlexCath Advance steerable sheath on white background

1. Sheath deflection. Unidirectional deflection of 162 degrees with cryoballoon and Achieve Mapping Catheter or guide wire inserted.

2. Marker band. Radiopaque marker band at 5 mm for visibility under fluoroscopy.

3. Dilator. FlexCath Advance™ is packaged with a dilator. The dilator facilitates the introduction of the sheath into the vasculature.

4. Deflection mechanism. Ergonomic handle enabling two turns to achieve maximum deflection.

5. Hemostasis valve. Allows for introduction, withdrawal, and swapping of catheters and guide wires, while preventing air ingress and minimizing blood loss.

*As compared to FlexCath Steerable Sheath. Medtronic data on file.

See the device manual for detailed information regarding the instructions for use, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events. For further information, contact your local Medtronic representative and/or consult the Medtronic website at

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