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Proven Terumo Coronary Guidewire Technology Is Now Available in the United States

SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Having already made great strides in Japan and Europe, Terumo's Runthrough NS Coronary Guidewire is ready to take on America. Terumo Interventional Systems announces the launch of its breakthrough Runthrough(TM) NS Coronary Guidewire to the U.S. market...

Stereotaxis Annouces First CTO Crossing Procedure With RF PowerAssert(TM) Magnetic Guidewire

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) today announced the first crossing of a chronic total occlusion using the RF PowerAssert(TM) Magnetic Guidewire. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2008, the RF PowerAssert guidewire is the only ...

Siemens Highlights Its Ultimate Hybrid System at ACC 2009

...m or 30 cm x 40 cm flat detector and enables easy patient access. The Artis zee floor-mounted with magnetic navigation offers excellent precision in guidewire and catheter steering (also available as biplane solution). The innovation flagship of the Artis zee family, Artis zeego, is the revolutionary...

Blood Flow Measurement Boosts Stent Outcomes

...definitely increase if you look at these results, which I call impressive," Pijls said. FFR is measured by inserting a pressure sensor mounted on a guidewire to the site of blockages in the arteries. FFR equipment is marketed by St. Jude Medical. "This will provide impetus for some catheter laboratories ...

Heart Hospital of Austin First in World to Use New Device for Blocked Arteries

... New magnetically-navigated guidewire provides minimally-invasive treatment for Peripher...se the new Stereotaxis RF PowerAssert(TM) Magnetic guidewire to successfully treat chronic total occlusions (CT...are very difficult to maneuver. This new magnetic guidewire technology allows for greater control and improved...

Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System Used to Successfully Treat an Inoperable Congenital Heart Defect in a 10-Year Old Patient

...at had replaced this patient's absent pulmonary artery. The Niobe Magnetic Navigation System then made it possible for the team to navigate a magnetic guidewire through the entire length of the difficult vessel and place a specialized stent that now permits increased blood flow from the aorta to the left lung,...

Unique Simulation Training Course Ushers in New Era of Stroke Intervention

...s from the brain on a unique simulation system. Clots are removed using a newly FDA-approved catheter-based clot-retrieval device. Physicians thread a guidewire to the clot through the carotid arteries in the neck. The wire is threaded through the clot, and when the device is deployed, the coiled wire wraps ar...

NEJM study demonstrates carotid stenting with embolic protection is comparable to surgery

...S) with the PRECISE Nitinol Stent and the ANGIOGUARD Emboli Capture guidewire were comparably protected from stroke, heart attack, death, and repeat reva...e to catch these small particles. The PRECISE Stent and ANGIOGUARD guidewire are approved to treat carotid artery disease in patients at high risk for a...

Kensey Nash Announces Exclusive License of Optical Guidance Patent to Enhance Chronic Total Occlusion Platform

... related to its chronic total occlusion (CTO) platform. The patent covers a guidewire with enhanced optical sensing capabilities, allowing it to sense locations,...r at least one month and are extremely difficult to cross with conventional guidewire techniques. Often patients are not treated at all or are referred for bypas...

Stereotaxis Highlights Live Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Cases Performed at TCT With Stereotaxis Magnetic Navigation System

... Advanced 3D Vessel Road Mapping and Magnetic guidewire Navigation Capabilities Demonstrated ...nto real-time fluoroscopy, the roadmap enabled guidewire advancement, CTO lesion crossing and therapy d...h a Stereotaxis 3D vessel roadmap and magnetic guidewire tip guidance was accomplished in less than 10 ...
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CardioMind Launches First-in-Human Trial of Small Vessel, Drug-Eluting Stent

... President and CEO of CardioMind. How the CardioMind Stent Works The unique design of the CardioMind Sparrow stent permits it to travel within the guidewire lumen to the site of the lesion. There the cardiologist releases the stent and allows it to self-expand to the vessel wall. By contrast, conventional ...

Filter Fails to Improve PCI Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndromes

...or Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The EZ FilterWire is a coronary guidewire with a plastic sack shaped like a windsock attached. The windsock has multiple small holes to allow blood to flow through, but it catches larger debri...
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ANGIOGUARD Capture Guidewire

Description: The Cordis ANGIOGUARD Capture Guidewire is the first embolic protection device shown in clinical testing to achieve a relative stroke reduction of 70% during carotid stenting procedures....
Company:AMTSystems

ANGIOGUARD® Capture Guidewire

Description: The Cordis ANGIOGUARD® Capture Guidewire is the first embolic protection device shown in clinical testing to achieve a relative stroke reduction of 70% during carotid stenting procedures....
Company:Cordis Corporation

STEER-IT® Deflecting Tip Guidewire

Description: The Cordis STEER-IT® Deflecting Tip Guidewire has a flexible, radiopaque platinum alloy coil on the distal tip. The longitudinal distal/proximal movement of the handle mechanism, located at the proximal end of the guidewire, deflects the distal tip in two directions. Guidewire length, diameter...
Company:Cordis Corporation

Sequitor™ Steerable Guidewire

Description: Designed specifically to address the needs of interventionalists, Sequitor facilitates the placement of catheters within the peripheral vasculature for various interventional procedures, including both uterine fibroid embolization and embolization of hypervascularized tumors, such as liver tumors....
Company:BioSphere Medical, Inc.

PressureWire Certus Guidewire

Description: The new, hydrophilic PressureWire Certus guidewire from Radi Medical Systems is the latest innovative cardiology tool for guiding intervention in patients with complex multivessel disease using Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR). Enhanced handling properties include superb torquability and pushabi...
Company:Radi Medical Systems, Inc.

Fathom Steerable Guidewire

Description: The Fathom Guidewire combines a nitinol hypotube distal segment with advanced microfabrication technology, creating a design that revolutionizes access of the most tortuous vasculature....
Company:Boston Scientific Corporation

HydroSteer Guidewire

Description: Hydrosteer wires are intended for use in the percutaneous introduction of catheters....
Company:St. Jude Medical, Inc.

SpideRX® Embolic Protection Device

Description:... features the ability to use a separate, preferred guidewire to cross the lesion and a pre-loaded nitinol filte...mbolic Protection Device is indicated for use as a guidewire and embolic protection system to contain and remov...al (thrombus/debris). The device also acts as the guidewire while performing percutaneous transluminal coronar...
Company:ev3, Inc.

Gundry® RCSP Cannulae

Description:... This cannula features a guidewire stylet, manually inflatable smooth cuff, wirewound silicone body, and pressure monitoring line...
Company:Medtronic Inc.

Outback LTD Re-Entry Catheter

Description:... Enables rapid, safe, reproducible re-entry of a guidewire from the subintimal space back into the true lumen of a peripheral vessel. Locate Proprietary "Locate fluoroscopic marker provides excellen...
Company:Lumend Inc.

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Guidewire in Biological News

Columbia study shows widely used artery clearing device does not help patients during heart attack

...ioplasty procedures, fatty deposits in the arteries can be dislodged and clog arteries further downstream. Distal protection devices use a specialized guidewire and catheter to collect and remove this debris. The study evaluated the efficacy of distal protection devices using several measures, including eva...
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Volcano Corporation Announces Launch of PrimeWire(TM) Pressure Guidewire and s5-FFR Option for Existing Fleet of s5 IVUS Consoles

FAME Data Demonstrates 30% Reduction in Composite Events When Using Routine FFR Guidance in Multi-Vessel Disease WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC ) today announced the launch of the PrimeWire(TM) Pressure Guidewire, and the s5-FFR ...

Ovalum Ltd. Announces Success in Coronary Cases Using CiTop™ ExPander™ Guidewire

Following First-in-Man study success, Ovalum Ltd. launches a multicenter study using the CiTop™ technology in the coronary arteries. Ovalum Ltd., a privately held Israeli medical device company, has announced today successful experiences using CiTop™ ExPander™ Guidewire in trave...

FlowCardia, Inc. Appoints Chris Barys to Chief Operating Officer

...ular device that is delivered to a blockage within an artery using standard guidewire techniques. The doctor then activates the CROSSER Catheter which utilizes ...heral artery. Once the CROSSER Catheter passes through the occlusion and a guidewire is advanced distally, physicians can then perform standard atherectomy, bal...

Ovalum Ltd. Received Clearance to Market the CiTop™ Product-Line in Israel

...for saving the limb from amputation. The CiTop(tm) guidewire System is crossing these occlusions in tremendous ...oday. Ovalum's CTO solution, the CiTop™ guidewire technology enables the minimally invasive interven...cible way. The system is made of a highly flexible guidewire body and a distal tip consisting of a working elem...

Ovalum Ltd. Announces Sales Launch of CiTop™ Product-Line in Europe

...ce company, has announced today the launch of sales of its new CiTop™ guidewire product-line for angiographic procedures in the peripheral vasculature. Th...es. The response from the market is unbelievable". The CiTop(TM) guidewire System has a patented micro tip mechanism that with a wave-like motion auto...

Kensey Nash Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for New Safe-Cross(R) Vessel Wall Detection Technology

...ty to the wall. The operator can then redirect the guidewire to remain in the lumen and continue its progress t...stem only allows RF energy to be released when the guidewire is directed safely within the lumen of the vessel....d the inability to cross the CTO with conventional guidewire techniques. Often patients are not treated at all,...

Use of Fractional Flow for Optimizing Patient Outcomes is Topic of Several Sessions at TCT 2007

...ronary artery with abnormal stenosis as a fraction of normal maximum blood flow in the absence of a stenosis. It is calculated using an interventional guidewire with a specially designed sensor built into it. Using the well established value of 0.75, FFR is 100% specific in identifying which lesions are actual...

Interventional Cardiologists Nico Pijls, Bernard De Bruyne to Discuss Benefits of Measuring Coronary Pressure in Improving Multivessel PCI at ESC Congress 2007

...ronary artery with abnormal stenosis as a fraction of normal maximum blood flow in the absence of a stenosis. It is calculated using an interventional guidewire with a specially designed sensor built into it. Using the well established value of 0.75, FFR is 100% specific in identifying which lesions are actual...

Readers respond to Katrina Phone Project

... pre-paid service. We are collecting phones at the guidewire Group office and plan to send a second shipment la...t" in the memo field. Donations can be sent to the guidewire Group office. The address at guidewire Group is: Chris Shipley Katrina Phone Project G...

Staggering stats on blog adoption

... If you were ever skeptical about hockey-stick market adoption curves, just take a look at the data from guidewire Groups BlogOn 2005 Social Media Adoption Survey to see that business blogging isnt just about to take off it already has. The survey found that ...
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