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.

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News | Cardiovascular Business | February 19, 2020
February 19, 2020 — Connectiv, a division of The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), has announced...
FDA Approves Coronary ViperWire Advance With Flex Tip
Technology | Guidewires | October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019 — Cardiovascular Systems Inc. recently announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket...
FDA Issues Final Guidances on Guidewires, Intravascular Catheters and Delivery Systems
News | Guidewires | October 11, 2019
October 11, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two final guidances for the performance testing...
The most popular cardiac technology news in August 2019 was the FDA clearance for a new indication for both the Edwards Sapien 3 and Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices for low-risk patients. This puts the technology on equal footing with the previous standard-of-care of open heart surgery, representing a paradigm shift in cardiology.

The most popular cardiac technology news in August 2019 was the FDA clearance for a new indication for both the Edwards Sapien 3 and Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices for low-risk patients. This puts the technology on equal footing with the previous standard-of-care of open heart surgery, representing a paradigm shift in cardiology. 

Feature | September 03, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
September 3, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC...
There are always a lot of guidewires used in CTO cases, but they all look the same so it can be confusing as to which is which as they are exchanged out and are all set on the same table. John Messenger, M.D., at the University of Colorado, likes to write the name of each wire on a towl and put the towel on top to keep them straight for himself and staff in the room.

There are always a lot of guidewires used in CTO cases, but they all look the same so it can be confusing as to which is which as they are exchanged out and are all set on the same table. John Messenger, M.D., at the University of Colorado, likes to write the name of each wire on a towel and put the towel on top to keep them straight for himself and staff in the room. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Guidewires | August 02, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Guidewire engineering has become more advanced over the past decade as interventional cardiologists have advanced their...
Medtronic Launches Telescope Guide Extension Catheter
Technology | Guidewires | May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019 – Medtronic plc announced its entrance into the guide extension catheter market with the global launch of...
FDA Releases New Guidance on Medical Devices Containing Nitinol
News | Cath Lab | April 18, 2019
April 18, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a draft guidance titled, “Technical Considerations for...
Straight Tip Guidewires Will Continue to Lead Global Guidewire Market Demand
News | Guidewires | April 10, 2019
April 10, 2019 — According to a new research study, straight tip guidewires, with a current share of more than a third...
Sponsored Content | Videos | Cath Lab | November 07, 2018
In 2009, the GuideLiner Catheter revolutionized the concept of guide extension, creating new possibilities in...
FDA Issues Draft Guidances for Premarket Testing and Labeling for Guidewires, Intravascular Catheters and Delivery Systems
News | Guidewires | June 14, 2018
June 14, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following two draft guidance documents:...
Cardiovascular Systems Expands Product Portfolio for Peripheral and Coronary Interventions
News | Balloon Catheter | January 24, 2018
January 24, 2018 — Cardiovascular Systems Inc. recently announced two new partnerships broadening the company’s product...
BTG Acquires Roxwood Medical
News | Cardiovascular Business | October 05, 2017
October 5, 2017 — BTG plc announced it has acquired Roxwood Medical, provider of advanced cardiovascular specialty...
The Vascular Solutions Venture catheters were recalled due to tip separation
News | Cath Lab | June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has identified Vascular Solutions’ recent recall of its...
News | Guidewires | May 30, 2017
May 30, 2017 — A Canadian cardiologist has published a report in the journal Eurointervention describing how he used a...
Technology | Guidewires | March 20, 2017
March 20, 2017 — Teleflex Inc. recently announced 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U...