Simplify your workflow
Mikro-Cath calibration is three simple steps, taking only seconds to complete.
Eliminate the guesswork
The Mikro-Cath signal is unaffected by patient movement or procedural artifacts.
Understand the patient
The Mikro-Cath allows clinicians to make decisions from exact data in real time.
Mikro-Cath data from the source provides reliable signals for advanced clinical applications, including exercise studies, drug therapy evaluation, heart failure cases and LVAD evaluation. Consider the Mikro-Cath to help guide diagnostic decisions when precise pressure measurements count.
With an appropriately sized guide catheter or introducer, the Mikro-Cath can be easily integrated into any cath lab’s hemodynamic system via standard interface cables, offering an immediate upgrade to the fluid-filled catheter.
In today’s environment of rapidly changing technology, why leave hemodynamics behind?
Contact a Sales Rep or call 832-667-7000 to learn more about how the Mikro-Cath Pressure Catheter can advance your research.
The Mikro-Cath pressure catheter is approved for use in the United States, Europe, and Japan for cardiovascular measurements and is approved for use in the United States and Europe for intra-compartmental and airway pressure measurements.
When compared to fluid-filled catheters, the Mikro-Cath pressure catheter provides real-time, accurate blood pressure data. The Mikro-Tip® sensor measures blood pressure at the source, providing a true representation of the blood pressure waveform, and eliminates many of the common shortfalls of fluid-filled catheters, including signal variances from patient height or position changes.
Mikro-Cath Catheter Versus Traditional Fluid-Filled Catheters
|Accurate dP/dt||Unreliable dP/dt|
|True pressure signal||Augmentation of signal - overshoot, resonance|
|No time delay||Time delay|
|Free from motion artifacts||Motion artifacts - catheter whip|
|True pressure readings at any height in fluid||Gravitational effects on zero|
Below is an example of the Millar Mikro-Cath signal compared to a fluid-filled catheter.
|WORKING LENGTH||120 cm|
|TIP F SIZE||3.5F|
|BODY F SIZE||2.3F|
|GUIDE CATHETER COMPATIBILITY||5F|
The Mikro-Cath Pressure Catheter is a single‐use catheter intended to be used for medical research and diagnostic purposes. The catheter is indicated to measure cardiovascular, intra-compartmental, and airway pressures in the human body. The catheter is used as a minimally invasive device under short-term limited body contact (<24 hours).
The typical cardiovascular application will be through the femoral artery with the use of an additional guiding catheter.
Mikro-Cath Pressure Catheter may be introduced into the targeted muscle compartment through an introducer. The Mikro-Cath may be introduced into the respiratory system through an existing orifice or through an incision.
Additional contraindications, precautions, and warnings are referenced in the Instructions for Use available under the Knowledge Center acute catheter manuals.