Merit Medical Launches GO2WIRE™ Steerable Guide Wire System

New Steerable Guide Wire Offers Physicians a Number of Desirable Features, Making it the New “Go-To” Wire for Diagnostic and Interventional Procedures.

Merit Medical® is proud to announce the official market launch of the GO2WIRE™ Steerable Guide Wire System, a wire designed to facilitate the placement and exchange of devices during peripheral diagnostic and interventional procedures. Built with a number of key features, the GO2WIRE helps physicians confidently navigate the most challenging vasculature.

AVAILABLE IN THREE TIP CONFIGURATIONS

GO2 Wire - Floppy Straight Tip Configuration - Merit Medical
GO2 Wire - Intermediate J Tip Configuration - Merit Medical
GO2 Wire - Standard Straight Tip Configuration - Merit Medical

Available in three tip configurations—Floppy Straight, Intermediate J, and Standard Straight—the GO2WIRE offers both support and flexibility when accessing complex anatomy. Engineered with Straight Linear Torque Steel Core Wire technology, data1 shows the GO2WIRE has a 40% tip response improvement over the leading competitor. The GO2WIRE’s distal tip is reshapable, providing physicians with the ability to modify the wire tip to meet specific anatomical needs. Enhanced with platinum, the tip provides excellent visibility under fluoroscopy.

TWO BODY STYLES

To further help physicians traverse tortuous vessels, the GO2WIRE is also available in two body styles—non-extendable and extendable—with the largest range of length options offered in the market. As an advocate of radial access, Merit designed the GO2WIRE with an exclusive 210 cm length configuration specifically designed for radial access procedures. In addition, the GO2WIRE provides an optional 155 cm extension device with smooth threads, a modification that helps deliver rapid conversion to longer wire lengths for seamless device and catheter exchanges. The GO2WIRE also has a proprietary PTFE pre-coating to help reduce friction and improve trackability.

Procedural Opportunities Offer Enhanced Navigation or Exchanges - GO2 Steerable Guide Wire - Merit Medical
The launch of the GO2WIRE Steerable Guide Wire System expands Merit’s current offering of guide wires, allowing the company to provide a more comprehensive guide wire portfolio with several advantages over other systems on the market today. By providing physicians with complete product solutions, Merit continues to fulfill its mission of improving lives around the globe.

Explore the GO2WIRE Steerable Guide Wire System.


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How SCOUT® Impacted my Breast Cancer Journey

Faith Smith - SCOUT Patient Story - Merit Medical
Faith Smith and her daughter, Ashley
 

As told by Faith Smith

When my biopsy came back positive for breast cancer and I was told I needed a lumpectomy, my daughter was adamant that I seek a second opinion from a breast surgeon who would use SCOUT for localizing my tumor. She explained to me that SCOUT is a more comfortable option because I wouldn’t have a wire sticking out of my breast, and would give my surgeon more accurate localization to remove my tumor.

I always thought that the treatment for breast cancer was basically the same anywhere you went, but after I had a consultation with Lori Gentile, MD at Novant Health (Huntsville, NC) it became very apparent that was not the case.

Dr. Gentile explained exactly what would happen and how they would localize my tumor using SCOUT wire-free technology. It was a very different experience from my first consultation where the localization method would have been a wire. Learning about the wire procedure made me a bit uneasy thinking ‘How would they find my very small tumor during surgery?’, but it was a big relief to know that the SCOUT system would give real-time guidance and Dr. Gentile would know exactly where my tumor was with incredible accuracy.

The placement of the SCOUT Reflector happened several days before my surgery and it was simple and easy. I did not feel the insertion, just the mammography compression.  At first, I didn’t understand why the Reflector was inserted on a different day from surgery, but Dr. Gentile explained that it eliminates any radiology and surgery scheduling issues. I ended up really appreciating having the two procedures on separate days, since being a breast cancer patient and having so many things going on can be overwhelming — I found that breaking it down into smaller tasks helped.  When the day of my surgery arrived I was naturally anxious, but with my Reflector in place my surgery started exactly on time –— no delays.

The results of my surgery are amazing! Since I had a SCOUT Reflector, Dr. Gentile had more options in deciding where to make the surgical incision and she was able use an old scar. My breast looks exactly the same. You can’t tell where she made the incision or that I even had surgery. To some people that may seem like a small thing, but to me it is huge. Cancer rocks you to the core. “You have cancer” are such hard words to hear, and anything that keeps your world the same is monumentally important.

When I got the call that both my surgical margins and lymph nodes were clear something washed over me — a sense of calm, relief, and a readiness to face the next part of this journey. I am so thankful that throughout my journey I have felt very cared for and very blessed.

I would want other women going through this to know that breast cancer surgery is not the same everywhere. You need to research your options and look for physicians and facilities offering the newest technologies so that you can find the treatment option that is right for you.


Name: Faith Smith
Age: 60
Facility: Novant Health System, Huntsville, NC
Surgeon: Lori Gentile, MD


Please note: This information is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician regarding any medical questions or conditions.