Guidewires

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for guide wires used in interventional cardiology and interventional radiology. Guidewires are used to navigate vessels to target lesions so larger, less maneuverable treatment devices can be pushed over the wire to rapidly reach the lesion.

News | September 21, 2010

September 21, 2010 – Two companies announced that they have entered into a distribution agreement in the...

Technology | September 10, 2010

September 10, 2010 – With new tax on medical devices beginning in 2013, a guidewire original equipment manufacturer...

The key to treating chronic total occlusions is getting a wire across the lesion. The Terumo FineCross microcatheter is one of the main guidewires used to help cross these difficult-to-treat lesions.

Feature | September 07, 2010 | Dave Fornell

Coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are found in about one-third of patients who undergo angiography.(...

Technology | May 20, 2010

May 20, 2010 – A fractional flow reserve (FFR) guide wire gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance...

Technology | April 22, 2010

April 22, 2010 – Instead of using a conventional spring coil design, a new guidewire uses a micro-cut...

Technology | March 24, 2010

The Merit Laureate hydrophilic guide wire is designed for drainage catheter access, dialysis catheter...

The wireless PressureWire Aeris FFR measurement system.

Technology | March 17, 2010

March 17, 2010 – A new agreement with Siemens Medical Solutions expands access to the wireless PressureWire...

Technology | September 11, 2009

September 11, 2009 – Terumo Interventional Systems yesterday launched its Glidewire Advantage Peripheral...

Abbott's  HI-TORQUE Balance Middle Weight (BMW) Universal II Guide Wire.
Technology | September 03, 2009

The HI-TORQUE Balance Middle Weight (BMW) Universal II Guide Wire offers the same performance of Abbott’s...

Technology | September 03, 2009

The HI-TORQUE Versacore .035 Guide Wire is a peripheral guide wire is designed for routine diagnostic and...

Case Study | March 11, 2008 | Stephen A. Lewis, M.D., FACC, Associated Cardiology of Charleston, PLLC

The success or failure of coronary intervention starts with a winning combination of guiding catheter and...

Technology | March 22, 2007

Cordis Corp. introduced the REGATTA Steerable Guidewire family of devices in the U.S. this week, which 12 selections...

News | January 28, 2007

Jan. 29, 2007 — Radi Medical Systems Inc. says today it has begun the first shipment to customers of PressureWire...

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