In Brief: Guidant
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Guidant: Firm's ACS Hi-Torque Balance Middleweight and ACS Hi-Torque All Star guide wire introductions broaden its guide wire offerings. Composed of a stainless steel shaft and Elastinite core, the Balance Middleweight is being promoted as offering a "less traumatic tip" and increased durability in accessing tortuous anatomy and multiple lesions during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty procedures and coronary stent placement. All Star, the successor to Guidant's ACS Hi-Torque Extra S'PORT, is being promoted for use in stent delivery and features a "high level of guide wire support," a "softer, less traumatic tip," and a "large diameter stainless steel inner core for good support and vessel-straitening for stenting," the firm claims...
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