IMPROVE PROCEDURAL EFFICIENCY WITH MANEUVERABILITY AND STABILITY
The Agilis™ NxT steerable introducer is the world’s leading steerable introducer, providing outstanding agility and stability during catheter access and positioning.1 Used in more than 400,000 procedures, the Agilis NxT introducer is the introducer of choice for a growing number of physicians.
Whether seeking to improve catheter navigation for procedural efficacy in cavotricuspid isthmus ablation or reviewing guiding introducers that can assist you during left-sided ablation procedures, you will find that the Agilis NxT introducer is the gold standard for your steerable introducer needs.2,3
REACH HARD-TO-ACCESS AREAS OF THE HEART
The Agilis NxT introducer is designed to replace a fixed curve introducer. It helps you reach hard-to-access areas of the heart, by providing a stable platform for improved catheter manipulation and contact. The Agilis NxT introducer's steerable sheath tip can be adjusted to aid various anatomic approaches — with just one introducer. 4
EXPERIENCE THE AGILITY AND STABILITY YOU NEED
The Agilis NxT steerable introducer combines a low profile with high-tech capabilities, giving you greater control during electrophysiology (EP) procedures.5 Indicated for introducing various cardiovascular catheters into the heart, the Agilis introducer's steerable sheath improves access to hard-to-reach sites (including the left side of the heart through the interatrial septum), eliminating the need to change out sheaths, and potentially reducing the number of introducer exchanges required in complex procedures.6
Its atraumatic tip reduces the potential for trauma during transseptal punctures, while facilitating passage of a wide variety of catheters. The Agilis NxT introducer also offers:
- Outstanding agility, stability, and versatility1
- Multiple curve choices, including small (16.8 mm), medium (22.4 mm) and large (50.0 mm) curl options
- Low-profile outer diameter and a large 8.5 F inner lumen, to facilitate passage of a wide variety of catheters
INNOVATIVE KEY FEATURES
- Dual-Reach™ bi-directional 180˚/90˚ deflection allows asymmetric deflection — for more mobility with less shaft torque.
- Curl options include small (16.8 mm), medium (22.4 mm) and large (50.0 mm).
- Auto-lock capability is designed to reduce curve movements during complex procedures.7
- Braided shaft provides exceptional torquability, pushability and kink resistance.
- Radiopaque tip marker enhances fluoro visibility.
- Ultimum™ hemostasis valve provides effective hemostasis, and seals down to a 0.014 inch guidewire.
- Accommodates a 98 cm BRK™ transseptal needle and BRK-1™ transseptal needle.
- Ergonomic handle provides user comfort.
COMPREHENSIVE CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA MANAGEMENT
The Agilis™ NxT steerable introducer is part of our comprehensive cardiac arrhythmia management portfolio. We are leading the way with inventive designs that give you the options you need to diagnose, treat and manage arrhythmias with versatility and effectiveness. When it comes to understanding and managing cardiac arrhythmias, we are your partner for life. Read more about our approach to electrophysiology.
RESOURCES AND DOCUMENTATION
Product Manuals (Instructions for Use)
All statements related to improvements in catheter manipulation, control and access are based on the steerable design of Agilis and are in comparison to a fixed curve, non-steerable sheath.
1. Abbott. Data on file, Agilis NxT Steerable Introducer Claims Matrix, Document # 90119641. World's leading steerable introducer claim based on IMS EP Q1 18 Market Share data.
2. Matsuo, S., Yamane, T., Tokuda, M., Date. T., Hioki, M., Narui, R., … Yoshimura, M. (2012). Prospective randomized comparison of a steerable versus a non-steerable sheath for typical atrial flutter ablation. Europace, 12(3), 402-9. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1093/europace/eup434
3. Abbott. Data on file, Agilis NxT Steerable Introducer IFU, Document # 9003445.
4. Piorkowski, C., Eitel, C., Rolf, S., Bode, K., Sommer, P., Gaspar, T., . . . Hindricks, G. (2011). Steerable Versus Nonsteerable Sheath Technology in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: A Prospective, Randomized Study. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, 4(2), 157-165. doi:10.1161/circep.110.957761 http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIRCEP.110.957761 (Study supported by a research grant from Abbott.)
5. Piorkowski, C., Kottkamp, H., Gerds-Li, J., Arya, A., Sommer, P., Dagres, N., . . . Hindricks, G. (2008). Steerable Sheath Catheter Navigation for Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: A Case-Control Study. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 31(7), 863-873. doi:10.1111/j.1540-8159.2008.01101.x
6. Masuda, M., Fujita, M., Iida, O., Okamoto, S., Ishihara, T., Nanto, K., . . . Uematsu, M. (2016). Steerable versus non-steerable sheaths during pulmonary vein isolation: Impact of left atrial enlargement on the catheter–tissue contact force. Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology, 47(1), 99-107. doi:10.1007/s10840-016-0135-4
7. Abbott. Data on file. Report 90130988.