What are Cordis Angiographic Catheters?
The Cordis Super Torque MB Angiographic Catheter with Radiopaque Marker Bands is a catheter used to visualize and measure parts of the vascular system in order to diagnose disease and pinpoint or understand the extent of vascular issues. The Radiopaque Marker Bands used with the device are detectable by X-Ray, allowing physicians to accurately insert the device and monitor its placement.
Cordis Corporation, once owned by Johnson & Johnson and later Cardinal Health, is now owned by private equity firm Hellman and Friedman.
When are Angiographic Catheters Used?
Angiographic catheters, like the Cordis Super Torque MB Angiographic Catheter, are generally used on patients receiving a procedure called a coronary angiogram, which uses X-ray imaging to see your heart’s blood vessels. According to the Mayo Clinic, the test is generally done to see if there’s a restriction in blood flow going to the heart. Coronary angiograms are part of a general group of procedures known as heart (cardiac) catheterizations. Cardiac catheterization procedures can both diagnose and treat heart and blood vessel conditions, and a coronary angiogram, which can help diagnose heart conditions, is the most common type of cardiac catheterization procedure.