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MEGA 7.5Fr. & 8Fr. IAB Catheters

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MEGA 7.5Fr. & 8Fr. IAB Catheters

The MEGA IAB family offers greater haemodynamic support and higher efficacy for every patient, at any height. [1], [2]

Why are the new sizes better for my patient?

Adding the new 30cc and 40cc MEGA IAB, the benefits of a larger volume IAB are now also available for patients smaller than 5'4" (< 162cm).

Larger volume balloons like MEGA displace more blood in the aorta during diastole, resulting in improved augmentation and unloading. With these new sizing guidelines, a larger patient population can benefit from greater haemodynamic support than ever before. Thus, why not consider using a higher efficacy IAB as your FIRST choice when haemodynamic support is needed?


As the leader in counterpulsation therapy, Getinge is committed to developing IABs that deliver greater haemodynamic support.

That's why we've built on the exceptional track record of the MEGA 8 Fr. 50 cc IAB to create an expanded MEGA family. With the addition of the larger volume MEGA 7.5 Fr. 30 cc and 40 cc IAB, there's now a balloon that delivers superior blood volume displacement for everyone, at any height.

MEGA: Greater haemodynamic support and higher efficacy for every patient. [1] [2]

Greater haemodynamic support

Larger volume balloons like MEGA displace more blood in the aorta during diastole, resulting in improved augmentation and unloading.*

  • More blood volume displacement
  • More diastolic augmentation 
  • More systolic unloading

STATLOCK® IAB Stabilization Device

All MEGA IABs include two complete and ready-to-use STATLOCK® IAB Stabilization Devices for sutureless securement of IAB catheters, aimed at providing comfort and security to your patients. 

  • Eliminates suture-securement needle sticks and suture-wound complications
  • Patient comfort and safety
  • Quick and easy application and removal

Proprietary IAB Membrane

Getinge's patented blow-molded polyurethane material has been developed to withstand the constant abrasion of even the most calcified aortas.

  • 43% more abrasion resistance**
  • Reduced insertion force**
  • Immediate inflation at start-up**

Advanced IAB Design

Additional benefits include:

  • No step-down due to unique balloon wrap
  • Co-lumen design for optimal gas passage
  • Large 0.027" inner lumen for a reliable pressure transducer signal

* Bench testing completed by Maquet. Data on file. Bench test results are not necessarily predictive of clinical results.

STATLOCK is a registered trademark of C. R. Bard, Inc.

** Date on file

Case Studies

Enhanced Augmentation of Cardiac Output for Different Counterpulsation Modes Using a New Intra-Aortic Balloon and Catheter

Catalin Boiangiu, MD, Fellow, Division of Cardiology, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ; and Marc Cohen, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology; Director, Cardiol- ogy Fellowship, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey and Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York.


We report the enhanced augmentation of cardiac output in a 60-year-old man who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention with drug-eluting stent implantation for a large anteroseptal ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. Because of persistent systemic hypotension during the procedure, a 50 cc, 8 Fr. MEGA® intra-aortic balloon was inserted, used for 24 hours, and removed without complications. The use of this new balloon — with larger blood volume displacement but smaller caliber at the insertion site — significantly increased cardiac output in 1:1, 1:2, and 1:3 assist modes, by more than 15%, 9%, and 4%, respectively. These findings exceed the average augmentations reported for smaller-volume balloon catheters.

Improvement in Haemodynamics with a New Larger Volume 50cc IAB for High Risk PCI Study

Pradeep K. Nair, MD, Sun Scolieri, MD, Ashley B. Lee, MD

All references

  1. 1. Boiangiu & Cohen. Ehnanced Augmentation of Cardiac Output for Different Counterpulsation Modes Using a New Intra-Aortic Balloon and Catheter, Cath Lab Digest, Vol. 18, No. 6, June 2010.

  2. 2. Nair et al. Improvement in Hemodynamics with a New, Larger-Volume (50cc) Intra-Aortic Balloon for High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Vol.23, No. 4, April 2011.