News | June 04, 2008

New Steerable Guidewire Steers Toward European Market

June 5, 2008 – The TigerWire Steerable Guidewire, a wire designed to enhance physicians' ability to steer through challenging peripheral arteries, received European CE Mark approval, which St. Jude Medical announced at EuroPCR 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.

The newest member of the St. Jude Medical GuideRight family of steerable guidewires, the TigerWire Steerable, is a thin, flexible wire that physicians use to help guide and steer a catheter (a flexible tube). The insertion of a guidewire is a first step in diagnostic and interventional procedures in which physicians thread catheters through the arteries to diagnose the severity of disease or deliver treatments, including devices such as stents that open blockages and restore blood flow.

The TigerWire Guidewire’s tip is designed with enhanced flexibility to aid in navigation through the vessels. Its supportive design provides distinct zones of flexibility that make it easier for physicians to track and position the guidewire through challenging anatomy.

St. Jude Medical announced the U.S. launch of the TigerWire Steerable Guidewire in April 2008.

For more information: www.sjm.com

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