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Where did our name come from?

We’re called Q’Apel for the Qu’Appelle River, a waterway that winds through Saskatchewan, Canada. Why? Because this pristine river charts a winding path, full of twists, turns, and straightaways alike. That’s what we do, too. Our cutting-edge products—neurological catheters, specifically—are designed to navigate the twists and turns of the brain’s neurovasculature, empowering therapeutic thrombectomy and cerebral aneurysm devices to deliver life-changing outcomes.

Who We Are
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I am Wahoo.

I’m a dual-mode catheter complete with two distinct operational modes. That means physicians can easily switch modes at any point during a clinical case—and I’ll swiftly shift from tracking mode to support mode depending on what’s needed of me.

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In the sea of access catheters, I swim alone.

My primary mode—tracking mode—allows me to maneuver in a soft, neurovascular-compliant fashion. And when I switch gears to support mode—I completely change the game by increasing my resistance to bending and support in the shape of the vessel I’ve assumed. My hybrid nature empowers caregivers by putting control into the physician’s hands.

With my proprietary SelectFlex variable stiffness technology, I provide unparalleled tracking and support. But beyond my unique construction, I stand apart because, simply put, I can stand alone—rather than complicating procedures with the typical “Tower of Power” triaxial approach.

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0.072" ID

My 0.072-inch internal diameter allows for compatibility with multiple microcatheters simultaneously.

105cm

My optimal 105-centimeter length is further optimized by my supportive SelectFlex technology.

7 French

My 0.095-inch OD allows for compatibility with a 7 French system.

Looking for more detailed usage information?
Explore the Wahoo clinician page.

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How I'm Different

I was born to bend.

Much like my fellow catheter, the Walrus, I’m built to bend and weave as needed, even when navigating incredibly complex neurovasculature. So where does this smooth tracking stem from? A coil design with multiple seamless transitions.

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Variable shaft construction delivers flexible distal end
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Seamlessly transitions to a more supportive proximal section
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How I'm Different

Yours through thick and thin.

The proprietary SelectFlex variable stiffness technology in my distal end means my trackable body can shift into an exceptionally supportive mode on demand. In this mode, my distal scaffolding will resist bending, providing the ultimate stability for device delivery.

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Used in cases with the most tortuous anatomy
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Supportive for the delivery of the most challenging devices
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How I'm Different

I’m your one and only.

Ultimately, my revolutionary dual-mode technology puts the power in your hands. I’m setting the standard here, and my hybrid nature means I simplify access and completely transform the flexibility and stability possible in neurovascular care.

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Physician controls a change of modes at any given moment during a clinical case
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Dual-mode technology eliminates the need for the “Tower of Power” triaxial approach

A few more personal details.

Ultimately, my physique comes down to the particulars. From my workhorse 105-centimeter usable length to my large inner diameter—and let’s not forget my proprietary SelectFlex technology—I’m made to perform. Have a closer look.

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My measurements
Outer Diameter (OD)0.095in
French Designation (OD)7F
Internal Diameter (ID)0.072in
Tip ShapeStraight
Usable Length105cm
SelectFlex Technology Length10cm
Distal Hydrophilic Coating 11.5cm

Looking for more detailed usage information? Explore our clinician page.

Q’Apel in the news.

For us, accolades matter little—but actions are everything. Read up on our most recent innovations, certifications, and the clinical results that continue to deliver on our promise of revolutionary answers in stroke care.

March 4, 2020

Q’Apel Medical announces first-in-human case with Wahoo.

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Physicians Rave About Q'Apel

“Q'Apel’s 072 Wahoo Catheter has unparalleled support and trackability. The Wahoo navigates amazingly well in track mode and provides great support for device deployment.”

Jan Vargas Machaj, MD

Prisma Heath, Greenville, SC

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Ready to try Wahoo?

My FDA-cleared technology has been consistently supported in clinical literature—but I’m always eager to show what I can do firsthand.

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