Healthcare Professionals

Telescope

Guide Extension Catheter

OVERVIEW

AN EXTENSION OF YOU

The performance you want for your complex clinical practice.

In difficult cases, guide extension catheters provide extra backup support and improve access to distal lesions.1

Telescope™ GEC features bold technology — and our market-leading2 catheter expertise.

Telescope Guide Extension Catheter


SUPERIOR DELIVERABILITY3 AND PUSHABILITY4

Telescope GEC has superior deliverability3 to assist in difficult cases.

Superior Deliverability Graph

Pushability is a critical component of deliverability.

Pushability Graph

TRUFLEX™ SOFT POLYMER TIP

You want a soft, flexible tip with responsiveness when you need it.

Our extruded TruFlex tip required at least 39% less force to deflect.5

 

Tip Compression Graph

 

Telescope Truflex Close Up
  1. 2-mm TruFlex tip
  2. 1-mm distal marker band
  3. 5-mm distal segment featuring soft polymer
  4. Main jacket

SMOOTHPASS TECHNOLOGY

After positioning a GEC, the ability to deliver stents, balloons, and other interventional devices through the catheter is critical.

Entry Port Close Up

Telescope GEC with SmoothPass Technology includes three components that work together to help channel interventional devices:

Straightened Catheter Close Up
  1. Tapered distal pushwire section — transitions from solid, round proximal pushwire for flexibility
  2. Short 4-cm polymer on-ramp — maintains superior deliverability3 and channels interventional devices
  3. Entry port — contributes to smooth device entry and delivery

Telescope GEC in glass aortic arch model

Glass Aortic Arch Model
  1. Spade-shaped marker band confirms orientation of catheter on fluoroscopy
  2. Entry port
  3. Resolute Onyx™ DES traveling along the on-ramp toward the entry port
  4. On-ramp

Looped Catheter Close Up
  1. Flexible TruFlex soft polymer tip5
  2. Rigid polymer in proximal jacket for luminal integrity6
  3. Flexible polymer in main jacket for deliverability
  4. Solid, round pushwire featuring superior pushability4
 

1

Sambu N, Fernandez J, Shah NC, O’Kane P. The GuideLiner®: an interventionist’s experience of their first 50 cases: “the mostly good, rarely bad, beware of the ugly!” Interv. Cardiol. 2013;5(4):389–404.

2

Based on guide catheter and aspiration catheter market share reports and data on file at
Medtronic.

3

Deliverability bench testing: Telescope™ GEC 6 F vs. GuideLiner™* V3 GEC 5.5 F/6 F vs. Guidezilla™* II GEC 6 F. Differences among the means are significant if p < 0.05. N = 8 for each GEC tested. 10 test cycles per GEC. Results measure maximum force.

4

Pushability bench testing: Telescope™ GEC 6 F vs. GuideLiner™* V3 GEC 6 F vs. Guidezilla™* II GEC 6 F. Differences among the means are significant if p<0.05.  N = 8 for each GEC tested. Results measure maximum force.

5

Soft tip compression bench testing: Telescope™ GEC 6 F vs. GuideLiner™* V3 GEC 5.5 F/6 F vs. Guidezilla™* II GEC 6 F. Differences among the means are significant if p<0.05.  N = 8 for each GEC tested.  Results measure maximum force.

6

Details on luminal integrity are in the Telescope GEC design freeze document (internal design document).

Bench test data may not be indicative of clinical performance.  


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