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.

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June 14, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following two draft guidance documents:...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 Dimitri Karmpaliotis, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, about the basics of interventional...

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...

Terumo Finecross guidewire illustrates some of the basics of guide wire technology

An illustration of Terumo's Finecross guidewire crossing a tight lesion. 

Feature | Guidewires | October 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell

While guidewires are a key tool used by...

Neovasc, Tiara, transcatheter mitral valve, TMVR

Transcatheter mitral valve technology was among the most popular content on the DAIC website in 2015. Pictured is the Neovasc Tiara transcatheter mitral valve, which is currently in clinical trials.

Feature | March 22, 2016 | Dave Fornell

DAIC readers chose the following stories as the most popular content in 2015, based on website analytics. The list...

Intact Vascular, Tack Endovascular System

The Intact Vascular Tack Endovascular System is designed to spot stent dissections with a short, self-expanding 6 mm long stent that can expand to vessel diameters between 2.5-6 mm, so exact sizing is not needed.

Feature | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | February 22, 2016 | Dave Fornell

It is estimated that more than 10 million people in the United States are affected by...

Technology | Guidewires | February 19, 2016

February 19, 2016 — Nipro North America announced the launch of the AquaLiner II second-generation 0.035-inch,...

Feature | Cath Lab | November 24, 2015

November 24, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning this week that hydrophilic and/or...

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