CAUTION CAREFULLY READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO USE. OBSERVE ALL WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS NOTED THROUGHOUT THESE INSTRUCTIONS. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN COMPLICATIONS. DESCRIPTION The MINI TREK RX Coronary Dilatation Catheters have an integrated shaft system and a balloon near the distal tip. The shaft has a combination of single lumen and dual lumen tubing. One lumen is used for inflation of the balloon with contrast medium. The second lumen, in the distal shaft, permits the use of a guide wire to facilitate advancement of the dilatation catheter to and through the stenosis to be dilated. The dilatation catheter is coated with HYDROCOAT® hydrophilic coating, which is activated when wet.


  • 1. Loosen the hemostatic valve.
    2. Hold the guide wire and hemostatic valve in one hand, while grasping the balloon shaft in the other hand. 3. Maintain guide wire position in the coronary artery by holding the wire stationary, and begin pulling the dilatation catheter out of the guiding catheter while monitoring the wire position under fluoroscopy.
    4. Withdraw the deflated dilatation catheter until the notch in the guide wire lumen is reached (marker indicates notch). Carefully inch the flexible, distal portion of the dilatation catheter out of the rotating hemostatic valve while maintaining the guide wire’s position across the lesion.
    5. Slide the distal tip of the dilatation catheter out of the hemostatic valve, and tighten onto the guide wire to hold it securely in place. Completely remove the dilatation catheter from the guide wire.
    6. Prepare the next dilatation catheter to be used, as previously described in the Preparation for