October 12, 2010

Boston Scientific Launches Journey Guidewire to Treat Below-the-Knee PAD

October 13, 2010—Boston Scientific Corporation (Natick, MA) announced the global launch of the Journey 0.014-inch guidewire, which is designed for use in challenging small-vessel peripheral angioplasty procedures, particularly in arteries below the knee. 

According to the company, the Journey guidewire features a microcut nitinol sleeve that is designed to provide efficient transmission of torque energy for more precise turn-by-turn response and control compared to conventional spring coil guidewires. The nitinol distal core and hydrophilic coating are designed to enhance wire durability, tactile response, and device delivery.

“In my experience, the Journey guidewire provides exceptional torque and flexibility, particularly in difficult cases involving small vessels or tortuous anatomy," commented James F. Benenati, MD. “This highly durable guidewire offers outstanding precision and tracking to help access the toughest peripheral lesions.”


October 18, 2010

St. Jude Medical to Acquire AGA Medical

October 1, 2010

Study Suggests TEVAR for Type B Aortic Dissections May Benefit Nonacute Patients