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St Jude Medical launches TigerWire Steerable Guidewire to European markets

St Jude Medical : 04 June, 2008  (New Product)
St Jude Medical has received the European CE Mark approval for the TigerWire Steerable Guidewire and has announced the European launch of the device.
The newest member of the St Jude Medical GuideRight family of steerable guidewires, the TigerWire Steerable Guidewire is designed to enhance physicians' ability to steer through challenging peripheral arteries, the vessels that supply blood to the legs and arms.

A guidewire 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.

'As physicians treat more complex peripheral cases, the need for versatile wires has grown. The TigerWire Steerable Guidewire has been engineered for improved steerability and support,' said Denis Gestin, president of the St Jude Medical International Division. 'It gives physicians a tool with enhanced tactile feel which allows them to access difficult-to-reach vessels when performing complex diagnostic and interventional procedures.'

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