Symedrix has developed the INNOWI® and INNOWI SX® pre-shaped guide wires specifically to improve TAVI procedures.
While the INNOWI is designed to work best with balloon-expandable valves, the INNOWI SX is designed for self-expandable valves.
The INNOWI® wires have three independent zones of stiffness providing optimal support. The ultra-stiff proximal portion of the wires facilitates easy advancing of the introducer sheath and superior pushability and maneuverability. INNOWI‘s extra-stiff, respectively INNOWI SX‘s superstiff distal portion adapts perfectly to the anatomy in the aortic arch and provides sufficient guidance and support for the valve introducer system. The Pig-Tail-Tip allows atraumatic positioning in the ventricle, thereby protecting the heart muscle during the implantation of the valve.
The stiff core wire provides excellent guidance for all TAVI devices. It is engineered to enhance torque transmission and support precise positioning.
A PTFE-coated, stainless steel wire is the key to providing maximum support and low surface friction during complex procedures.
The smooth transition from the stiff wire to the flexible tip facilitates atraumatic vessel navigation.