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guide·wire

(gīd'wīr),
A wire or spring used as a guide for placement of a larger device or prosthesis, such as a catheter or intramedullary pin.

guide·wire

, guide wire (gīd'wīr)
A long and flexible fine spring used to introduce and position an intravascular angiographic catheter
See: Seldinger technique

guide wire

A wire used to enter tight spaces (e.g., obstructed valves or channels) within the body.
See also: wire

Guide wire

A wire that is inserted into an artery to guides a catheter to a certain location in the body.
Mentioned in: Angiography
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A 6 x 16-mm balloon catheter was advanced over the guide wire and inflated to dilate the sphenoid sinus ostium (figure, C).
The Verrata (TM) Pressure Guide Wire will be Volcano's fifth new pressure guide wire in the past five years.
Guide wire does not ride inside the body of the catheter (no internal catheter guide wire lumen),
Dr Halliwell replied: ``I think there was a lot of natural disease there but he would not have died at the time he did if the guide wire had not been retained in the cavity.
The guide wire should have been removed, leaving the cannula inside the body.
The Astato 30 is a high-penetration guide wire specially designed to break through fibrous caps and calcium deposits, and treat long, complex lesions.
Building upon the award winning Y-Wire anchoring guide wire for percutaneous spinal pedicle screw delivery, the Tiger(TM) Pedicle Access Needle family features patented platform technology designed to increase the accuracy and ease of MIS pedicle access.
With the aid of a fluoroscopic C-arm (figure, C), a sinus guide wire is inserted through the sinus guide cannula into the sinus ostium (figure, D and E).
Telesso's uniquely-designed guide wire-assisted peripheral IV catheter device uses a first-in-class retractable nitinol guide wire system that is believed to enable easier IV access, reduce common safety risks, significantly lessen patient pain and discomfort, and provide cost savings to facilities by lowering administrative costs associated with failed IV starts.
Following biopsy, a guide wire was inserted under direct vision through the port of the TNE scope, and the stricture was dilated with Savary dilators.
Jude are competitors in the fast-growing pressure sensing guide wire business.
The patient underwent in-office esophageal dilation, with Savary dilators placed over a guide wire under direct vision.

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