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WHY CHOOSE Cathpax® CRM Double

  • Protection: unrivalled 2mm lead equivalence radiation protection from the head to the feet
  • Comfort: elimination of orthopaedic troubles thanks to the suppression of lead aprons and respect of working practices
  • Guaranteed asepsis: one single-use sterile kit, Cathkit CRM Single
  • This model ensures the radiation protection for two physicians, particularly useful for the training of the fellows


The products presented on this page are medical devices and must be used by healthcare professionals.

Cabin Cathpax® CRM (Cardiac Rhythm Management) Double represents a simple and ergonomic solution for the protection of operators against the effects of continuous exposure to X-rays during cardiac procedures.

A cabin designed to reduce the ionising radiation exposure of the operator to the minimum:

  • On long term, a regular exposure to X-rays may cause the development of several pathologies, such as cerebral and thyroid tumors, cataracts, reproductive organ impairment, cutaneous cancers, vascular disease and genetic alterations. To learn more, you can consult our White Paper on “X-ray dangers in interventional cath labs” 
  • The cabin Cathpax® provides an integral protection of 2 mm Pb eq., far superior to the protection of the personal protective equipment conventionnally used, such as lead aprons, thyroid shields, lead glasses or visors, having a maximal protection of 0,5 mm eq. Pb on the zone that they are covering

The Cathpax® cabin offers a better comfort during the procedures:

  • Personal radiation protection equipment, particularly lead aprons are relatively heavy (4kg to 8 kg). The regular wear of this equipment can over time cause at least one orthopaedic trouble for 50% of interventionnal cardiologists (Source : Klein LW, et al., Occupational health hazards of interventional cardiologists in the current decade: Results of the 2014 SCAI membership survey. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;86:913-924).
  •  The use of Cathpax® liberates the operator from the wear of any personal radiation protection equipment, reducing the fatigue and optimising the healthcare quality provided to the patient.


  • Transparent glass and structure: lead equivalence 2 mm
  • Operator height: from 1,55 m to 1,90 m
  • Two configurations: closed cabin during X rays emitting, the physician puts his hands through the soft strips OR opened cabin during the creation of the pocket and implantation of the device
  • Adjustable height for the arm access: +/- 200 mm
  • Wheel diameter: 150 mm for an easier handling
  • Dimensions: D 820 x W 1160 x H 1900-2100 mm
  • Weight: 310 kg
  • Floor surface: 1m²
  • Coating that is easy to clean
  • Sterile kit: medical device class 1s



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