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Exploring the US coronary guidewires market

Coronary guidewires are used to navigate catheters and other interventional devices through the coronary arterial system during procedures such as angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs). Both are examples of minimally invasive vascular procedures, enabling doctors to open blocked blood vessels without the need for open heart surgery.

Generally comprised of a central core wire, outer covering, and a distal tip, guidewires have an elongated body to provide flexibility. The core wire is typically made of stainless steel or nitinol, and adds support to reduce the occurrence of kinking.