Large Animal PV Catheters
The Ventri-Cath PV Loop catheters are multi-segment pressure-volume (PV) catheters for complete cardiac function assessment in continuously beating, intact hearts of large animals (including dog, pig and sheep).
The Ventri-Cath PV catheters are multi-segment pressure-volume (PV) catheters for complete cardiac function assessment in continuously beating, intact hearts of large animals (including dog, pig and sheep). Each Ventri-Cath Catheter has a 5 F tip, a single pressure sensor, and twelve electrodes. Ventri-Cath Catheters allow direct insertion into the heart with no effect on normal heart function.
The total ventricular measurement distance can be dynamically adjusted during PV procedures to match individual ventricular axis in the MPVS Ultra control software.
The improved pigtail design (in catheter models without an 'S') optimizes catheter placement by increasing the percentage of the ventricular volume measured by the catheter.
Ventri-Cath Catheters use new, lighter connectors that combine pressure and volume outputs into a single connector.
When connected to the MPVS Ultra Pressure-Volume Unit (for large & small animals), Ventri-Cath Catheters provide simultaneous measurement of high-fidelity real-time pressure, up to seven segments of relative volume signals and an intra-cardiac ECG signal for monitoring and analysis of ventricular function.
Ventri-Cath Catheters provide a high quality, high integrity and cost-effective alternative to the SPC-550 and SPC-560 series PV catheters.
The Ventri-Cath Catheter range requires the PV Extension Cable (Ventri-Cath to MPVS Ultra, 10ft), (purchased separately) for connection to the MPVS Ultra Pressure-Volume Unit.
Calibration: Ventri-Cath Catheters need to be electronically calibrated using the MPVS Ultra Pressure-Volume Unit.
Millar Mikro-Tip Catheters require a certain level of care to ensure accuracy and the anticipated lifespan of your catheters. Tergazyme (Alconox, Inc.) is required for cleaning and ensuring the removal of proteinaceous soils, tissue, blood and body fluids from the catheter. Please refer to Alconox, Inc.’s website to purchase from your local supplier. For a few best practice tips to help get you started with your catheters, see our guide here. Additionally, the purchase of an ESD Adjustable Wrist Strap w/ 10’ Coil Cord (Blue, 4mm Snap) is highly recommended to protect these catheters from electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage during handling.
Ventri-Cath Catheter (5F, 12E, 10mm, DField, Str, 122cm)
The Ventri-Cath 510S features seven, 10 mm volume segments for a total ventricular measurement of 79 mm. It is most suited for use in larger dog and pig models as well as sheep. This option does not include a pigtail, which facilitates placement via the carotid artery.
Ventri-Cath Catheter (5F, 12E, 12mm, DField, Str, 122cm)
The Ventri-Cath 512S features seven, 12 mm volume segments for a total ventricular measurement of 93 mm. It is most suited for use in larger pig and sheep models as well as bovine. This option does not include a pigtail, which facilitates placement via the carotid artery.
Ventri-Cath Catheter (5F, 12E, 15mm, DField, Str, 122cm)
The Ventri-Cath 515S features seven, 15 mm volume segments for a total ventricular measurement of 144 mm. It is most suited for use in large animal models of severe cardiomyopathy. This option does not include a pigtail which facilitates placement via the carotid artery.
Ventri-Cath Catheter (5F, 12E, 7mm, DField, Straight, 122cm)
The Ventri-Cath 507S features seven, 7 mm volume segments for a total ventricular measurement of 58 mm. It is most suited for use in smaller dog and pig models. This option does not include a pigtail which facilitates placement via the carotid artery.
PV Catheter (6F, 2P, 12E, 7mm, DF, Pigtail, 125cm, PU, NR)
This is a multi segment Polyurethane pressure-volume catheter that has dual pressure sensors (6F), 12 electrodes with 7mm spacing, dual field configuration, a pigtail and an effective length of 125 cm. The pressure sensors are located between the 5th and 6th electrode and 5cm proximal to the 12th electrode. It has a low profile connector and is recommended for use in large animals ie. dog, pig sheep in conjunction with the PL3516B49 MPVS-Ultra Foundation System. The SPR-562-1 is reusable but NOT repairable.
- Pigtail or No Pigtail design
- 5 F tip, Multi-Segmented, and Dual Field
- Single pressure sensor located in the center of each catheter, between the 4th and 5th electrodes
- For ventricular volume, each catheter has twelve electrodes
- Single, low profile, lightweight connector combining the pressure and volume outputs
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Details and Tech Specs
|Model Number||Length||Electrode Spacing||Total Ventricular Measurement||Tip||Pigtail|
|Ventri-Cath 507||120 cm||7 mm||58 mm||Straight||Pigtail|
|Ventri-Cath 507S||120 cm||7 mm||58 mm||Straight||Straight|
|Ventri-Cath 510||120 cm||10 mm||79 mm||Straight||Pigtail|
|Ventri-Cath 510S||120 cm||10 mm||79 mm||Straight||Straight|
|Ventri-Cath 512||120 cm||12 mm||93 mm||Straight||Pigtail|
|Ventri-Cath 512S||120 cm||12 mm||93 mm||Straight||Straight|
|Ventri-Cath 515||120 cm||15 mm||144 mm||Straight||Pigtail|
|Ventri-Cath 515S||120 cm||15 mm||144 mm||Straight||Straight|
|SPR-562-1||125 cm||7 mm||125 cm||Pigtail|
All Ventri-Cath Catheters:
- Have 5 F Tips
- Are suitable for pig, sheep, dog or other large animal use
- Are 120 cm in length
- Have a single pressure sensor, located between the 4th and 5th electrodes
- Have a Combined PV pressure connector
- Are not repairable
- Are Reusable and Non-Sterile