Why Ultra 7FR IAB

"It's not easy
to make a 7FR IAB
catheter that
actually works."

In critical patients, where distal flow is compromised, the size of the IAB catheter is a crucial factor in clinical outcomes. Smaller is better. But that only works if the performance of the catheter for both inflation and deflation is not reduced. Insightra Medical offers the amazing 7FR Ultra Range. We have packed 8Fr ballooin performance into an amazingly small 7Fr catheter.

8Fr Response Performance in a
7Fr device 1

1 Matsuda et. al. - Jpn J Interv Cardiol: 2006 21: 82-87

By using proprietary manufacturing techniques, Insightra Medical offers a 7Fr IAB catheter with 8Fr comparable inflation and deflation performance - no compromise. Through a unique combination of a patented low angle V-shaped hub, thin yet strong wall construction and inner surfaces that allow for unhindered gas flow - the 7Fr Ultra IAB gives unrivalled performance in amazingly small 7 Fr catheter profile.

Unique 7FR design

Full Range of Sizes











IAB catheter sizes and dimensions have been developed over many years. The ratio of length to diameter is a critical part of the fluid dynamics, augmentation and clinical support of IAB catheters. The 7Fr Ultra range uses tried and tested sizes that have been used with excellent results for over a decade.

There is a delicate balance between getting the right diameter of the balloon and "over sizing" which could bring the balloon in constant contact with the delicate inner surface of the aorta. Insightra Medical offers a range of balloons to match patient height. It is the only full range of 7Fr catheters - with the specialty sizes of 30cc and below designed for patients that have the highest need of a 7Fr catheter - small patients.



The Insightra Medical 7FR Ultra IAB catheter is designed and constructed in Japan by Insightra's exclusive TMP - one of the most trusted names in IABP technology. The final product is kitted and assembled by hand in the United States. It is the only balloon on the market that undergoes our rigorous 100% inspection of each and every balloon combined with 100% benchtop testing in a specially constructed aortic simulator. Each and every balloon that is built is placed on a test rig and tested for performance for over 12 hours, and 50,000 inflation cycles, before its packed and shipped. A combination of the highest standards of Japanese and American craftmanship and quality control ensure an incredibly high quality of product


Compatible Pumps

Datascope Arrow
System 97, 98, 98XT, CS100, CS300 ACAT, AutoCat, AutoCat 2, AutoCat 2 Wave, KAAT II

In accordance with the regulatory bodies, Insightra Medial has provided both non-clinical and clinical test data to the FDA and CE bodies to ensure safe compatiblity of the 7FR ULTRA IAB with the most common pumping consoles on the market. This is part of the complex approval and Insightra holds all of the data on file.

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