St. Jude Medical is releasing in Europe its PressureWire X Guidewire fractional flow reserve (FFR) system for assessing blockages within coronary arteries in preparation for treatment.
The device is designed to access difficult anatomies and features a shapeable tip that can be re-positioned to access and measure narrowings at multiple lesions.
The company believes that with the help of its new guidewire, FFR procedures can be performed in a more timely fashion.
Features according to the product page:
- New flat corewire design for a softer, more durable tip with excellent shapeability, re-shapeability and shape retention
- Hydrophilic coating with reduced friction for improved device delivery and compatibility
- Proprietary, high-fidelity sensor technology for measurement of intravascular pressure
- Wireless radio technology for easier maneuverability and reduced clutter across the sterile field
- Hydrophilic-coated polymer sleeve protects cabling and electronics from fluids
- With the proximal transmitter removed, the wireless PressureWire™ guidewire acts as a standard 0.014″ guidewire, enabling balloon and stent placement
- Multiple platform compatibility, including hemodynamic recording systems (via PressureWire™ Receiver) and St. Jude Medical™ PCI systems
Product page: PressureWire X Guidewire…
Source: St. Jude Medical…