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US Device Guide / Snares

Company Name Product Name Catheter Size/Length (F/cm) Working Diameters (mm) Snare Length (cm) Snare Type Comments
Medtronic Alligator Retrieval Device 0.021-inch ID (minimum microcatheter size) 2, 3, 4, 5 175 Retrieval device; 0.016-inch guidewire with four platinum jaws
Medtronic Amplatz GooseNeck Microsnare Kit 2.3–3/150 2, 4, 7 175 Single 90° loop configuration and gold tungsten coils (for enhanced visualization); replacement catheters available in 4 and 6 F 6/102, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 (48- and 102-cm lengths)
Medtronic Amplatz GooseNeck Microsnare Kit 2.3–3/175 2, 4, 7 200 Single 90° loop configuration and gold tungsten coils (for enhanced visualization); replacement catheters available in 4 and 6 F 6/102, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 (48- and 102-cm lengths)
Medtronic Amplatz GooseNeck Snare Kit 4/102 5, 10 120 Single 90° loop configuration and gold tungsten coils (for enhanced visualization); replacement catheters available in 4 and 6 F 6/102, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 (48- and 102-cm lengths)
Medtronic Amplatz GooseNeck Snare Kit 6/102 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 120 Single 90° loop configuration and gold tungsten coils (for enhanced visualization); replacement catheters available in 4 and 6 F 6/102, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 (48- and 102-cm lengths)
Medtronic Amplatz GooseNeck Snare Kit Petite 4/48, 6/48 10, 25 65 Single 90° loop configuration and gold tungsten coils (for enhanced visualization); replacement catheters available in 4 and 6 F 6/102, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 (48- and 102-cm lengths)
Argon Medical Devices, Inc. Atrieve Vascular Snare Kit 3.2/150 2–4, 4–8 175 Three overlapping, noninterwoven loops for complete vessel coverage
Argon Medical Devices, Inc. Atrieve Vascular Snare Kit 6/100 6–10, 9–15, 12–20 120 Three overlapping, noninterwoven loops for complete vessel coverage
Argon Medical Devices, Inc. Atrieve Vascular Snare Kit 7/100 18–30, 27–45 120 Three overlapping, noninterwoven loops for complete vessel coverage
BD Interventional Bard Snare Retrieval Kit 9/63, 11/58 20 120 A 20-mm radiopaque nitinol snare loop with a 6-F ID snare catheter assembly, a 9-F ID retrieval sheath with dilator assembly, and an 11-F ID access sheath
Cook Medical CloverSnare 4-Loop Vascular Retriever 6/90, 8/85, 10/80 32 90 Four-loop nitinol snare with tantalum core coaxial sheath system with radiopaque markers at each distal tip
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. EN Snare Mini Snare System 3.2/150 2–4, 4–8 175 Designed with three interlaced loops to rotate and expand for excellent coverage and retrieval within a variety of vessel sizes
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. EN Snare Standard Snare System 6, 7/100 6–10, 9–15, 12–20, 18–30, 27–45 120 Designed with three interlaced loops to rotate and expand for excellent coverage and retrieval within a variety of vessel sizes
Teleflex Expro Elite Snare 0.035-inch compatible/150 5, 10, 15, 25, 35 150 Single helical loop
Cook Medical Günther Tulip Vena Cava Filter Retrieval Set 6.3/80, 9, 11 (coaxial sheath set) 20-mm snare loop 80 The GTRS jugular approach consists of a retrieval loop system with a braided platinum wire loop, a coaxial retrieval sheath system, an entry needle, a wire guide, and a dilator; a radiopaque band provided on the outer sheath identifies precise location of the distal tip of the sheath for positioning accuracy
Cook Medical Indy OTW Vascular Retriever 8/55, 8/100 40 55, 100 Four-loop 40-mm radiopaque metal OTW vascular retriever snare with Flexor sheath and Tuohy-Borst hemostatic valve (55 and 100 cm); compatible with 0.035-inch guidewires
Teleflex Micro Elite Snare 0.014-inch compatible/180 2, 4, 7 180 Single helical loop
PFM Medical Inc. (distributed by B. Braun Interventional Systems Inc.) Multi-Snare 3/150, 4/105, 5/105, 6/105 2–3, 4–6, 5–8, 10–15, 15–20, 20–30, 30–40 125, 175 Dual-plane system for retrieval using the loop or for lateral grasping; these two planes enable objects of all kinds to be grasped quickly and safely; with its low-profile introducer sheath (3 F minimum), this dual-plane system has high tensile strength due to its nitinol core wire
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. One Snare Microsnare System 2.3–3/150 2, 4, 7 175 Single 90° loop configuration and gold tungsten coils (for enhanced visualization)
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. One Snare Microsnare System 2.3–3/175 2, 4, 7 200 Single 90° loop configuration and gold tungsten coils (for enhanced visualization)
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. One Snare Petite Snare System 4, 6/48 10, 25 65 Single 90° angle snare loop design constructed of nitinol wrapped in gold tungsten, which allows for flexibility during use and visibility under fluoroscopy
Merit Medical Systems, Inc. One Snare Standard Snare System 4, 6/100 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 120 Single 90° angle snare loop design constructed of nitinol wrapped in gold tungsten, which allows for flexibility during use and visibility under fluoroscopy
Argon Medical Devices, Inc. Single-Loop Snare Retrieval Kit 7/76 2.4 93 20-mm single-loop snare Gold tungsten
Teleflex Sympro Elite Snare 0.035-inch compatible/150 5, 10, 15, 25, 35 150 90° loop
Argon Medical Devices, Inc. Triple-Loop Snare Retrieval Kit 7/76 2.4 93 30-mm triple-loop snare Platinum stranded

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