Guiding Catheter


A state of the art guiding catheter, with superior characteristics. The catheter is best in class and provides precise delivery in the target vessel.

Key performance characteristics of the Primum are:

low resistance due to unique hydrophilic coating

  • Smooth catheter introduction
  • Low friction during advancement in tortuous and calcified anatomy
  • Reduced vessel spasm in radial approach resulting in more patient comfort
  • Less traumatic to the vessel wall reducing the risk of debris flowing downstream which could lead to TIA’s

high torque control

  • Encapsulated ultra thin high strength flat wire braiding provides high kink resistance against torsional and radial compression and excellent pushability characteristics
  • No catheter friction provides real 1:1 torque control of the tip

excellent back-up support

  • Excellent shape retention after prolonged procedure time
  • Minimal temperature softening of the catheter providing more passive backup support
  • Uncoated segment in the tip providing good grip at ostium and support of opposite aorta wall to give additional passive backup support

large inner lumen and small outer diameter

  • Inner and outer diameter dimensions that are superior to competitors

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The catheter was launched in 2011 under OEM and PendraCare Primum brands and produced in PendraCare’s production facility in the Neherlands. It is CE certified and FDA approved and sold globally in 5F, 6F, 7F and 8F sizes.