Lifecath Twin

Product code: 1276.200

Biostable polyurethane haemodialysis catheter generally inserted in the internal jugular vein catheterization, for long-term haemodialysis.
Lifecath Twin is composed of 2 separate catheters made of biostable polyurethane, totally radiopaque, with distance markings from 4 to 21 cm. Both catheters have a Dacron cuff which becomes encapsulated by the subcutaneous tissue thus ensuring a very efficient fixation of the catheter. The distal end of the catheter features 6 lateral eyes for improved catheter performance.
The catheters are inserted through 2 peel-away Desilet introducers.
The Lifecath Lock proximal end allows:
-the retrograde tunnellisation of the catheter
-the adjustment of the length by the physician.
If the proximal end of the catheter is damaged, it can be replaced with a Lifecath Lock repair kit (code 1277.01/02).

Product benefits:
  • Lifecath Lock offers a secure and unique fixation of the removable proximal end 
  • The 10 Fr catheters offer a flow rate superior to 400 ml/min 
  • Subcutaneous cuffs prevent accidental removal of the catheter 
  • 2 separate catheters reduce the risk of catheter occlusion 
  • Priming volume printed on the extra-cutaneous section of the catheter 
  • The 6 Fr peel-away Desilet offers the physician the possibility to insert Lifecath Twin with only one puncture. 

Tray presentation containing:
  • 2 biostable PUR catheters 10 Fr Length 52 cm 
  • 2 puncture needles ø 1.06 x 1.26 mm 18G Length 70 mm 
  • 2 peel-away Desilet introducers 11 Fr 
  • 1 peel-away Desilet introducer 6 Fr 
  • 2 tunnellisation needles 
  • 2 tunnel rod extensions, red and blue 
  • 2 catheter protection sleeves, red and blue 
  • 2 Nitinol “J” guidewires with guide advancer 
  • 2 injection caps 
  • 1 scalpel 
  • 2 clamps 
  • 2 Lifecath Lock

Flow rate Gravity (calculated for the complete catheter before the length is adjusted by the physician): 252 ml/min.
Flow rate pressure at 0.41 Bar (calculated for the complete catheter before the length is adjusted by the physician): 473 ml/min


  Code Puncture needle Ext. Ø
mm
Puncture needle G
G
Puncture needle Length
mm
Catheter Ø
Fr
Catheter Length
cm
Catheter Int. Ø
mm
Catheter Ext. Ø
mm
Arterial catheter Length
cm
Venous catheter Length
cm
1276.200 1.26 18 70 10 52 2.1 3.3 18 21
1276.201 1.26 18 70 10 52 2.1 3.3 22 25
1276.202 1.26 18 70 10 52 2.1 3.3 27 30
  Puncture needle Catheter Arterial catheter Venous catheter
Code Ext. Ø
mm
G
G
Length
mm
Ø
Fr
Length
cm
Int. Ø
mm
Ext. Ø
mm
Length
cm
Length
cm
1276.200 1.26 18 70 10 52 2.1 3.3 18 21
1276.201 1.26 18 70 10 52 2.1 3.3 22 25
1276.202 1.26 18 70 10 52 2.1 3.3 27 30
  • Contains Latex: No
  • Contains DEHP: No
  • Contains products of animal or biological origin: No
  • Pyrogen-free: Yes

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