Codman & Shurtleff, Inc. (Codman) introduces the NEUROSCOUT™ 14 Steerable Guidewire, a newly developed steerable guidewire that facilitates the placement of diagnostic or therapeutic catheters within the neurovasculature.
Neurovascular guidewires are placed inside catheters, flexible tubes that are used to carry coils or stents to treat conditions such as aneurysms and cerebral arteriovenous malformations, the two leading causes of hemorrhagic stroke. According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the third most common cause of death in the U.S., accounting for one in every 18 deaths in 2006.2
The NEUROSCOUT 14 Guidewire features a uniquely designed, flattened distal segment with a stainless steel core that retains its shape over time, enabling easy vessel access and re-access. A technologically enhanced surface with a highly lubricous surface coating reduces frictional forces with compatible devices and a 10cm platinum distal coil section provides increased visualization under fluoroscopy.2 Exclusive core wire technology is designed to deliver precise torque transmission, excellent tip control and pushability. The NEUROSCOUT 14 guidewire measures .014 inches in diameter and is available in standard and soft versions with usable lengths of 205 and 300 cm.
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