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guide catheter

A catheter that makes it easier to enter that vessel with other devices or instruments. Guide catheters are used to facilitate the placement of lasers, stents, and balloons for angioplasty.
See also: catheter
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Long arrow represents tip of the GuideLiner and thick arrow represents the tip of Multipurpose guide catheter.
Using a 5F guide catheter may likely have contributed to the damage of the hypotube in this case.
Vascular perforation associated with delivery of a 6 French guide catheter in the subclavian and brachiocephalic arteries is rare, with few cases reported in the literature [6-8].
Caption: Figure 6: Dual angiogram with guide catheters in the right coronary artery and the anomalous origin of the circumflex artery.
The company's guide catheter operations have a solid client base, production platform and suite of products and technologies, president and CEO Jeffrey Valko said.
Patel, "Balloon-assisted deep intubation of guide catheter for direct thromboaspiration in acute myocardial infarction--a technical report," International Journal of Cardiology, vol.
5 May 2010 - US-based medical devices company Concentric Medical Inc announced yesterday that the Merci Retriever, Merci Microcatheter, and Merci Balloon Guide Catheter have received Shonin approval in Japan.
[ClickPress, Thu Oct 04 2018] Deflectable catheters are steerable catheters delivery systems that provide assistance to guide catheters, therapeutic devices, stent delivery systems, or other delivery systems into the target location, and are used in navigation of defective or stressed anatomy.