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Jugular Dual Lumen Catheter


The Crescent™* jugular dual lumen catheter offers game-changing flow for long-term
ECMO. Crescent catheter allows for more accurate placement with just one cannulation site, delivers enhanced flow dynamics, and helps maintain optimal flow once placed. And it is the first FDA-cleared, jugular dual lumen long-term ECMO catheter.

With its enhanced flow efficiency, combined with patient mobility, the Crescent
catheter is a valuable addition to your ECMO toolkit and an important step in advancing patient outcomes.

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The Jugular Dual Lumen Catheter is a single-use dual lumen catheter, which provides both venous drainage and reinfusion of blood via the jugular vein, that is indicated for use in patients with acute respiratory failure requiring Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation where other available treatment options have failed and continued clinical deterioration is expected or the risk of death is imminent.


Optimal flow begins with correct placement, and that can be challenging. The Crescent dual lumen catheter was designed to address those challenges with novel features that make positioning and securement easier for you.  

Radiopaque markers for improved visualization
Visible under radiographic imaging, radiopaque markers aid in positioning the catheter; identifying drainage sites, infusion port, catheter tip, and axial orientation of the port.

Illustration of the radiopaque markers on the Crescent™* Jugular Dual Lumen Catheter


Enhancements in port placement, lumen design and tip geometry give the Crescent catheter optimal flow efficiency. This enables you to realize higher flow at lower pressure and allows for lower rates of hemolysis and recirculation.

Chart illustrating the flow rate of the Crescent™* Jugular Dual Lumen Catheter
Illustration of the design enhancements of the Crescent™* Jugular Dual Lumen Catheter

Design enhancements for optimal flow
Crescent-shaped lumen helps optimize pressure flow performance, and advanced materials make the catheter strong, flexible, and kink-resistant.

Illustration of the directional efficiency of the Crescent™* Jugular Dual Lumen Catheter

Promotes directional efficiency
Large infusion port, combined with radiopaque markers for placement accuracy, help ensure flow is directed toward the tricuspid valve — and pulmonary artery.

Illustration of the infusion ports of the Crescent™* Jugular Dual Lumen Catheter

Helps minimize recirculation
Drainage and reinfusion ports are designed to mimic the body’s natural flow ratios to minimize recirculation while maintaining flow.


Maintain your desired flow, with features that keep the catheter securely in place during patient ambulation. Enhanced visualization makes it easy for you to verify that the device remains properly positioned.

Illustration of the features of the Crescent™* Jugular Dual Lumen Catheter


  1. In select circumstances, sutures may be placed on the connectors
  2. Bifurcation suture site provides security against catheter translations
  3. Integrated suture site contains special reinforcement to protect against catheter damage
  4. Optional suture collar can be placed at a desired location on the catheter body before or after catheter insertion

Five Sizes Available for Varying Patient Anatomies

Crescent catheters are available in sizes 24 Fr to 32 Fr.

Each sterile pouch contains one (1) Crescent catheter with an introducer, drainage cap, suture collar, and matching dilator on a holding card.

Illustration of the sterile pouch that houses the Crescent™* Jugular Dual Lumen Catheter
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Crescent Jugular Dual Lumen Catheter
1 unit per carton

Code French Size Insertion Length Connector


24 Fr (8.0 mm)

30.0 cm

3/8 inch


26 Fr (8.7 mm)

30.0 cm

3/8 inch


28 Fr (9.3 mm)

34.0 cm

3/8 inch


30 Fr (10.0 mm)

34.0 cm

3/8 inch


32 Fr (10.7 mm)

34.0 cm

3/8 inch

Bench and animal data on file at MC3 (200769), 21CFR870.4100

Important Safety Information
Care and caution should be taken to avoid damage to vessels and cardiac tissue during cannulation or other cardiac surgery procedures. For a listing of indications, contraindications, precautions, warnings, and potential adverse events, please refer to the Instructions for Use.

Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Crescent™* Jugular Dual Lumen Catheter is manufactured by MC3, Inc. and exclusively distributed by Medtronic.

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