New super-stiff guide wire

T. P. Smith, M. D. Darcy, D. W. Hunter, W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, K. Amplatz

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A super-stiff spring guide wire is described, which overcomes some of the drawbacks of the Lunderquist-Ring guide wire. The new wire couples maximum stiffness with a smooth, gradual transition to a floppy tip, thus decreasing the likelihood of breakage and organ perforation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-552
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Smith, T. P., Darcy, M. D., Hunter, D. W., Castaneda-Zuniga, W. R., & Amplatz, K. (1986). New super-stiff guide wire. Radiology, 161(2), 551-552.