The Maestro product line features embolotherapy devices, which include Embosphere Microspheres. The new 165 cm Maestro length will be available in 2.1F, 2.4F, 2.8F and 2.9F catheter diameters to support a broad range of embolization procedures.
“Merit Maestro’s longer length is ideal for radial access,” Dr. Mary Costantino, interventional radiologist at Advanced Vascular Centers in Oregon, said in a news release. “Radial access can streamline patient care by enabling some patients to be treated in outpatient and office-based lab settings where they can return home on the day of their procedure, improving patient satisfaction and saving healthcare resources.”
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The Maestro microcatheter is compatible with coils up to 0.018 in. and embolics up to and including 900 µm. It has three tip designs, including a swan neck that seats the catheter in the vessel to reduce the recoiling effect of the microcatheter as embolic is delivered. The hydrophilic coating helps aid in smooth tracking through tortuous anatomy.
“The Maestro expansion continues our strong legacy of advancing solutions for our healthcare partners,” CEO Fred Lampropoulos said in a news release. “We are especially pleased to bring new technology to our embolotherapy portfolio. Through ongoing innovation, as well as the reinvention of existing products, we enhance the alignment of our portfolios with our mission of improving lives around the globe.”