The Permcath™ Chronic Silicone Oval Catheter functions as a bridge device during fistula maturation or a long-term vascular access for hemodialysis, apheresis or infusion. Its round lumens provide average blood flow rates of 400mL/min as well as maintain low arterial and venous pressures. The catheter is made of a soft, silicone material and is designed with a staggered tip to provide a 2.5cm separation between the arterial lumen and venous tip. The oval shape of the catheter, in combination with its silicone construction, affords it great kink resistance making it ideal for left-sided or difficult placements. The catheter is provided in a variety of insertion lengths to accommodate different patient anatomies and physician insertion practices.