PICSO® Impulse Catheter
The Miracor PICSO® Impulse Catheter incorporates a soft distal atraumatic tip and can be placed from the femoral or jugular vein using a standard coronary sinus guide sheath and over the wire technique into the coronary sinus. Two marker bands will clearly show the extension of the balloon in the coronary sinus. The low profile dedicated PICSO® balloon is automatically inflated and deflated based on the measurement of the coronary sinus pressure and the patient ECG. This inflate/deflate algorithm is implemented into the Miracor proprietary Wien Algorithm. The catheter is maintained in the coronary sinus using an innovative outer hypotube which is laser cut to provide gradual flexibility for easy access into the coronary sinus. The catheter is connected to the console through two pneumatic tubes in which helium is shuttled to and from the balloon. In addition, the coronary sinus pressure is monitored through the center lumen of the catheter.