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PTCA Dilatation Catheter

Emerge Catheter combines the best of Boston Scientific balloon technologies to offer exceptional deliverability with an ultra-low profile, for a predilatation balloon catheter designed to navigate and cross even the most challenging lesions with unprecedented ease.

Key Resources

Emerge Directions for Use Indications, Safety, and Warnings


Product Details

Small 1.2 mm Size

  • Exceptional deliverability and low profiles designed to cross tight lesions.
  • High rated burst pressure 18 ATM (1824 kPa) for sizing flexibility.
  • Two shaft designs provide options for challenging lesions.

Reduced Shaft Profile for Simultaneous Use

  • Emerge Catheter is designed for exceptional simultaneous use performance
  • Shaft profile allows for simultaneous use of two Monorail™catheters in a 6 F guide catheter and two Over-the-Wire catheters in an 8 F guide catheter*
*6 F guide catheter with a minimum 0.070” ID, 8 F guide catheter with a minimum 0.088” ID

New Hydrophilic Coating

  • Emerge New Hydrophilic Coating
  • ZGlide™ hydrophilic coating reduces frictional force on the catheter shaft by 51% in bench tests†

†Testing completed on 2.5 x 15 mm Emerge product (n = 18) and 2.5 x 20 mm Apex product (n = 14). Testing completed by Boston Scientific Corporation. Bench test results may not necessarily be indicative of clinical performance. Data on File.

Balloon and Tip Design

  • Unique, over-the-inner tip design: outer tip material rides over the inner shaft material and is designed to improve overall flexibility and tip performance
  • Profiles: Ultra-low 0.017” tip profile and 0.026” crossing profile‡
  • Balloon Material: OptiLEAP™ balloon material provides sizing flexibility
  • Platinum marker bands provide optimal radiopacity

‡Crossing profile is defined as the maximum diameter found between the proximal end of the balloon and the distal tip of the catheter. Definition excerpted from FDA Guidance document titled, Class II Special Controls Guidance Document for Certain Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Catheters. Emerge 0.026” crossing profile measured on 1.2 x 15 mm (n=5) and 1.5 x 15 mm (n = 5) products. 

Testing completed by Boston Scientific Corporation. Bench test results may not necessarily be indicative of clinical performance. Data on file.

Dual shaft designs

  • Two shaft options with distinct technologies designed to provide flexibility for navigating to and through even the most challenging lesions
  • Push technology: Single-segment inner shaft design for ultimate pushability 1.2 mm and 1.5 mm Push
  • Workhorse technology: Bi-Segment™ inner shaft designed for maximum deliverability without sacrificing pushability (1.2 mm to 4.0 mm)

Monorail and Over-the-Wire Catheter Options

Choose from Monorail and Over-the-Wire Catheter options. Available in sizes from 1.2 mm to 4.0 mm.