Medtronic has announced that the Sentrant introducer sheath has received the CE mark. The device is designed for use with Medtronic’s Endurant II abdominal aortic aneurysm and Valiant Captivia stent graft systems, and can also be used with similar devices for endovascular repair. Inserted at the access site in the patient’s femoral artery, the tapered tube is advanced up into the iliac arteries to facilitate the implant procedure, enabling smooth passage of the stent graft delivery system and accessory devices en route to the treatment site in the aorta.
According to Medtronic, distinguishing features of the Sentrant introducer sheath include optimal seal compared to competitive sheaths for superior haemostasis during the procedure, reinforced coil for proven kink resistance, hydrophilic coating and flexibility for easy tracking through tortuous and calcified iliacs, radiopaque marker band for clear visibility and dilator locking mechanism for secure positioning.
To accommodate a range of anatomies, Sentrant is made in diameters of 12–26F and lengths of 28cm and 64cm. It is compatible with the Archer super stiff guidewire and the Reliant stent graft balloon catheter.