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Floppy guide wire comprising an elongate flexible element formed of a metallic material. The element has a cylindrical proximal portion, a tapered intermediate portion and a flattened distal portion. A coil formed of a substantially radiopaque material is secured to said element and is generally concentric with the element. The coil extends beyond a rounded metallic protrusion is carried by the distal extremity of the coil and is spaced from the distal extremity of the flexible elongate element. A safety wire is disposed within the coil and is secured to the protrusion and to the flexible elongate element.

Title
Floppy guide wire with opaque tip
Application Number
560802
Publication Number
4748986
Application Date
January 29, 1987
Publication Date
June 7, 1988
Inventor
Wilfred J Samson
Saratoga
CA, US
David W Morrison
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht
Assignee
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems
CA, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
A61M 10/00
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