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: A Pressure Gauge kit, which provides the necessary items to calibrate the pressure transducers, is also available.
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.