PTCA Guidewire

PTCA Guidewire


PTCA guide wires (Micro wires) are designed to navigate vessels to reach a lesion. guide wires are indicated to facilitate the placement of balloon dilatation catheters during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). Wires are characterized by their pushability, flexibility, steerability, torque and opacity. Guide wires are basically made of Solid steel or nitinol core wires and solid core wire wrapped in a smaller wire coil or braid. Coiled or braided wires offer a large amount of flexibility, pushability and kink resistance. wires are coated with a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), to increase lubricity. Hydrophilic coatings reduce friction during deployment and for easier movement in tortuous vessels.


  • PTFE coating on the shaft plus and special coating on distal coils reduce friction and provide excellent catheter movement
  • Full length tapered core for excellent pushability-1:1 transmission from the proximal end to the tip
  • Moderate radiopacity of the shaft plus 2 marks to increase convenience of operation
  • Platinum alloy of distal coil guarantees visibility during x-ray process
  • Accurate quantification of tip hardness offers flexibility from super soft to super stiff

Ordering Information

Tip Shape Flexibility Tip Load Length (cm)
Angled Tip Soft 3G 300
Angled Tip Medium 5G 300
Angled Tip Stiff 9G 300
Straight Tip Soft 3G 300
Straight Tip Medium 5G 300
Straight Tip Stiff 9G 300
Angled Tip Soft 3G 190
Angled Tip Medium 5G 190
Angled Tip Stiff 9G 190
Straight Tip Soft 3G 190
Straight Tip Medium 5G 190
Straight Tip Stiff 9G 190