Medtronic launches tele guide catheterJuly 4, 2019
Medtronic plc announced the global launch of the Telescope Guide Extension Catheter, a newly designed catheter used to provide additional backup support and access to distal lesions.
Guide extension catheters help deliver coronary stents, balloons and other interventional devices during angioplasty procedures that help to restore blood flow through the coronary and peripheral arteries.
The Telescope guide extension catheter provides operators with superior deliverability and is designed to enable smooth delivery of interventional devices in more challenging cases, Medtronic said.
The catheter combines a solid, round pushwire with a coil-reinforced hydrophilic-coated distal segment to help physicians reach challenging lesions with improved pushability and deliverability.
Telescope also features a flexible TruFlex soft polymer tip, which is designed to responsively bend and deflect during use. In addition, once telescope is in position near the target lesion, smoothpass technology helps to smoothly channel stents, balloons, and other interventional devices into place.
“Before bringing this important technology to market, we collaborated with more than 700 interventional cardiologists to ensure Telescope was addressing unmet needs in complex PCI,” said Dave Moeller, vice president and general manager of the Coronary and Renal Denervation business, which is part of the Cardiac and Vascular Group at Medtronic, in a statement.