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Mega 7.5Fr. & 8Fr. IAB Catheters

The Mega IAB family offers greater hemodynamic support and higher efficacy for every patient, at any height.

Mega inta-aortic balloon catheter offers increased augementation for patients of all heights in need of hemodynamic support

As the leader in counterpulsation therapy, Maquet is committed to developing IABs that deliver greater hemodynamic 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 hemodynamic support and higher efficacy for every patient.

Greater hemodynamic support

Greater hemodynamic 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

Statlock® IAB Stabilization Device

All Mega IABs include two complete and ready-to-use Statlock® IAB Stabilization Devices for sutureless securement of IAB catheters, delivering safety and comfort to you and your patients.

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

Proprietary IAB Membrane

Maquet'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

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.

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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.

A primary cause of adverse outcomes among high-risk patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may be a diminished capacity to tolerate the hemodynamic and ischemic insults that can occur during the procedure. A common means of mechanical support during PCI has been the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). We describe successful periprocedural mechanical support with a new, 50 cc IABP in a patient with both severe left ventricular dysfunction and extensive coronary arteriosclerosis, for whom PCI with stenting was indicated. The prophylactic use of this 50 cc IABP, which traditionally would be contraindicated because of the patient's height (162.6 cm), markedly increased the diastolic aortic pressure (by ~110 mmHg) over the baseline level, while promptly reducing left-sided heart pressures. This finding appears to exceed the average diastolic augmentation reported for smaller-volume balloons. Although the role of the IABP in high-risk PCI remains controversial, further research is warranted to clarify and compare this new 50 cc IABP to smaller-volume balloons, and ascertain whether the observed hemodynamic benefits can translate into improved clinical outcomes among patients requiring mechanical support during PCI.

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