The Approach Authority Workhorse microwire guide (Cook Medical) is now commercially available in the USA and Canada.
Designed as an 0.018-inch diameter workhorse wire guide, Approach Authority can be used for multiple purposes in the same procedure.
A company press release states that Approach Authority combines “resilient” nitinol tip technology with a hydrophilic coating. This expands the options to physicians placing balloon dilatation catheters during percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in peripheral arteries. Physicians can deliver a variety of devices across this wire to offer a broader range of treatment options for patients.
“Cook Medical is proud to introduce this wire to our customers in the USA and Canada. Wire guides have been used in interventions for decades, and we are still innovating,” comments Mark Breedlove, vice president of Cook Medical’s Vascular division.