Guide Extension Catheter
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Guide Extension Catheter
The Performance You Want For Your Complex Clinical Practice.
In difficult cases, guide extension catheters (GEC) provide extra backup support and improve access to distal lesions.1
Telescope™ GEC features bold technology — and our market-leading2 catheter expertise.
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Telescope GEC has superior deliverability3 to assist in difficult cases.
Pushability is a critical component of deliverability.
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
After positioning a GEC, the ability to deliver stents, balloons, and other interventional devices through the catheter is critical.
Telescope GEC with SmoothPass technology includes three components that work together to help channel interventional devices:
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Bench test data from 2019 may not be indicative of clinical performance.
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.
Based on guide catheter and aspiration catheter market share reports and data on file at
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.
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.
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.
Details on luminal integrity are in the Telescope GEC design freeze document (internal design document).