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 - Patent infringement claims by St. Jude Medical Systems against the Volcano Corporation are without...
News | September 21, 2010
September 21, 2010 – Two companies announced that they have entered into a distribution agreement in the United...
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.(1) Most of...
Technology | May 20, 2010
May 20, 2010 – A fractional flow reserve (FFR) guide wire gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and...
Technology | April 22, 2010
April 22, 2010 – Instead of using a conventional spring coil design, a new guidewire uses a micro-cut nitinol sleeve...
Technology | March 24, 2010
The Merit Laureate hydrophilic guide wire is designed for drainage catheter access, dialysis catheter placement, as...

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 Aeris...
Technology | September 11, 2009
September 11, 2009 – Terumo Interventional Systems yesterday launched its Glidewire Advantage Peripheral Guidewire, a...
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 HT BMW...
Technology | September 03, 2009
The HI-TORQUE Versacore .035 Guide Wire is a peripheral guide wire is designed for routine diagnostic and device...
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 coronary...
Technology | March 22, 2007
Cordis Corp. introduced the REGATTA Steerable Guidewire family of devices in the U.S. this week, which 12 selections of...
News | January 28, 2007
Jan. 29, 2007 — Radi Medical Systems Inc. says today it has begun the first shipment to customers of PressureWire...