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.

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...

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...

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April 18, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a draft guidance titled, “...

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...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Cath Lab | November 07, 2018

In 2009, the GuideLiner Catheter...

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June 14, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following two draft guidance documents:...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...

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...

Technology | Guidewires | March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017 — Teleflex Inc. recently announced 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Vascular Solutions, Teleflex
Feature | December 07, 2016

December 7, 2016 — Teleflex Inc. and Vascular Solutions Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a...

Videos | Guidewires | November 18, 2016

A discussion with guidewire expert...

Merit Medical Systems, SwiftNINJA Steerable Microcatheter, FDA 510(k) clearance
Technology | Catheters | November 09, 2016

November 9, 2016 — Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced that it has received 510(k) clearance for the SwiftNINJA...

recall, alligator retrieval device, X-Celerator hydrophilic guidewire, UltraFlow flow directed micro catheters, Marathon flow directed micro catheters
News | Cath Lab | October 18, 2016

October 18, 2016 — Medtronic plc announced last week that it has notified customers of a voluntary recall of certain...

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