The TrapIT Trapping Balloon Catheter is a single use device, consisting of a hub, shaft and balloon. The hub is provided with strain relief to prevent kinking of the shaft. The shaft is provided with a stiffening wire to aid in positioning the balloon. The expandable balloon is positioned close to the distal tip. As aid in positioning the balloon the distal tip is provided with a radiopaque marker to make the tip visible with fluoroscopy.

The TrapIT will not be used over a guide wire and has thus no guide wire lumen.

As aid in positioning the balloon in a guide catheter a 90 or 100 cm tactile feedback stop is integrated in the shaft at the respective specific length for the used guide catheter.

For use with a 90 cm guiding catheter, the shaft of the 100 cm compatible TrapIT is provided with a depth marking to indicate that the distal tip of the catheter is at the level of the distal tip of the guiding catheter.

  • Unique auto stop
  • Highly compatible small shaft profile
  • Designed to trap the guidewire at low inflation pressure in a 6F, 7F or 8F guide catheter

The TrapIT Balloon Catheter is indicated to facilitate interventional device exchange while maintaining wire position in patients undergoing PCI procedures.

The TrapIT Balloon Catheter is not intended for use outside of the guide catheter.

The TrapIT will be advanced without guide wire into the guide catheter along the present angioplasty device (e.g. micro catheter) railed on a guide wire. To exchange the angioplasty device, the TrapIT is positioned most distally in the guide catheter and distally of the angioplasty device. The TrapIT balloon is inflated and fixates the guide wire in the guide catheter. The angioplasty device can be removed while the guide wire is hold in position by the TrapIT. A new (OTW) angioplasty device can be introduced by back-loading the fixated guide wire in the distal tip of the angioplasty device, advance the (OTW) angioplasty device into the guide catheter on to the TrapIT balloon; the guide wire can now be grabbed at the proximal end of the angioplasty device. The TrapIT balloon is deflated and the TrapIT removed. The angioplasty device can be used for angioplasty treatment.

Model Balloon length Balloon OD at nominal Shaft OD Guiding catheter compatibility
TRP9015 (T-90) 15 mm 2.5 mm 2.0F (0.66 mm) 90 cm
TRP10015 (T-100) 15 mm 2.5 mm 2.0F (0.66 mm) 100 cm