SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Embolectomy catheter

All Wales Contract: Intravenous sets and related items
Sterility Status: Sterile
Usage Status: Single use



A catheter body with balloon at the distal end and an inflation hub at the proximal end. The catheter contains a wire (stillete) which may be attached to an obturator that fits to the catheter hub. The catheter is encased in a plastic cover which can be opened at the proximal end.


Key areas where used

  • Vascular surgery

Method of use

Used for the removal of emboli and thrombi from the arterial system. The wire is removed prior to use and the catheter inserted into the patient's artery and through the occlusion. The balloon is then inflated (with sterile liquid or carbon dioxide). Once inflated, the catheter is withdrawn back through the blood clot and removed.


Individually packaged

Sizes Required

Catheter diameter size 2/3/4/5/6 Ch

  • Catheter length 60/80cm

Example products

The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Embolectomy catheter, latex free CE0480ST Bard Ltd



P Phillips and J Ford

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This datacard has been prepared as an aid to contracting for purchasers in the NHS in Wales, and should not be used as a substitute for literature, instructions or training from the manufacturers of the devices.

Products mentioned in this datacard are for illustration purposes only and should not be seen as an endorsement of these products.

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