What is a Micro-Introducer Catheter?

A micro-introducer catheter is a thin, flexible tube used to introduce guidewires or other catheters into the vascular system during medical procedures, such as angiography or angioplasty.

What are the common uses of a Micro-Introducer Catheter?

The device is commonly used in interventional radiology and cardiology procedures to access and navigate blood vessels with precision.

How is a Micro-Introducer Catheter inserted?

The micro-introducer catheter is typically inserted using the Seldinger technique, where a needle is used to access the blood vessel, followed by the catheter insertion over a guidewire.

What are the potential complications associated with a Micro-Introducer Catheter?

Potential complications include infection, bleeding, and vessel damage.

What are the maintenance requirements for a Micro-Introducer Catheter?

Proper care and maintenance involve ensuring sterility during insertion and following manufacturer guidelines for storage and disposal.

What are some related devices to a Micro-Introducer Catheter?

Other related devices include guidewires, angiographic catheters, and sheaths used in vascular interventions.

What recent advancements have been made in Micro-Introducer Catheter technology?

Recent advancements focus on enhancing flexibility and trackability while reducing the risk of vessel trauma.

Are there any regulatory guidelines for the use of Micro-Introducer Catheters?

Yes, the use of micro-introducer catheters is subject to regulatory guidelines to ensure patient safety and device efficacy.