Medtronic Unveils Telescope Guide Extension Catheter for Delivery of Coronary Tools

Medtronic announced that it’s releasing its new Telescope Guide Extension Catheter, a device that helps to support coronary interventional instruments and extends access to difficult to reach lesions. The Telescope GEC already has regulatory clearances in the United States and European Union.

The device features a solid, round pushwire with a coil-reinforced hydrophilic-coated distal segment. This helps doctors to push the catheter through difficult anatomies and deliver instruments to treatment sites. The TruFlex flexible soft polymer tip bends and deflects as the device is advanced through vasculature, further helping to make procedures move smoothly to completion. The interior of the catheter is coated using the firm’s SmoothPass technology that makes interventional tools glide through from one end to the other.

“Before bringing this important technology to market, we collaborated with more than 700 interventional cardiologists to ensure Telescope was addressing unmet needs in complex PCI,” in a published statement said Dave Moeller, vice president and general manager of the Coronary and Renal Denervation business at Medtronic. “We will continue to make investments in cutting edge interventional technologies, clinical evidence expansion, and robust physician training programs, which we believe will make a meaningful difference for physicians and their patients.”

Here’s a Medtronic video presenting the Telescope GEC:

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