Fortress® Reinforced Introducer Sheath System
A flat coil reinforced introducer sheath offered in a full family of sizes, 4F-8F.
BIOTRONIK has expanded its reinforced introducer sheaths. Following up on the success of the 4 French compatible Fortress Introducer Sheath, the expansion maintains the flexibility and stability of the 4 French model. It is now available as a full family of sizes, 4F-8F.
The Fortress Introducer Sheaths are reinforced with a resilient and flexible stainless steel coil, which provides a maximum degree of flexibility and stability to introduce a balloon catheter or self-expanding stent to treat diseased arteries. The coil simultaneously provides reinforcement to prevent kinks that can occur in the shaft during such procedures.
The various versions of the Fortress also retain a lubricious hydrophobic coating and smooth tapered tip design, making them easier to insert and have demonstrated to limit potential complications at the injection site. The new Fortress series is now available in the United States.
Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. Rx only.
Excellent kink and deformation resistance
Coil reinforced sheath
The polymer embedded flat stainless steel coil shaft provides flexibility and excellent kink and deformation resistance.
The non-ovaling characteristic combined with its friction lowering PTFE liner enables devices to easily pass through tight
anatomical curves. Fortress’s coil reinforced sheath does not oval when curved, maintaining lumen diameter.
Smooth tapered sheath and dilator tip
The sheath and dilator have a smooth tapered tip and an atraumatic tip design for ease of insertion.
Hydrophobic coated sheath1
Easy insertion performance1 due to the hydrophobic sheath coating paired with the smooth tapered sheath and dilator tip.
Radiopaque sheath marker
The platinum allow marker brand provides superb tip radiopacity under fluoroscopic imaging.2
Minimal is optimal
The BIOTRONIK 4F Solutions allows for treating complex lower limb disease while reducing access site complications.
Fortress Introducer Sheath Technical Data
|French size||4F, 5F, 6F, 7F and 8F|
|Length||45, 65 and 90 cm|
|Inner Diameter||4F: 0.064” / 1.62 mm; 5F: 0.077” / 1.95 mm; 6F: 0.090” / 2.28 mm 7F: 0.100” / 2.55 mm; 8F: 0.113” / 2.88 mm|
|Sheath material||Stainless steel coil reinforced polymer, PTFE liner|
|Sheath tip||Smooth taper with radiopaque marker band located 3-5 mm from the sheath tip|
|Sheath shape||Pre-curved 45 cm
Straight 45, 65 and 90 cm
|Sheath coating||Hydrophobic, distal 30 cm (5F, 6F, 7F and 8F only)|
|Recommended guide wire||0.035"|
|Tip||Smooth taper with radiopaque filler material|
|Shape||Pre-curved and straight|
|Hub||4F: fixed hemostatic valve
5F, 6F, 7F, 8F: removable hemostatic valve
Side-arm with color coded 3-way stop cock
* 5F, 6F, 7F and 8F; 1. BIOTRONIK data on file. a Indication as per IFU. Available pre-order only.
Fortress is a trademark or registered trademark of the BIOTRONIK Group of Companies