New super-stiff guide wire.


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, TP; Darcy, MD; Hunter, DW; Castaneda-Zuniga, WR; Amplatz, K

Published Date

  • November 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 161 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 551 - 552

PubMed ID

  • 3763932

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3763932

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.161.2.3763932


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States