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Frontline Guide Wires



A workhorse frontline guide wire with a ACT ONE and Nitinol tip. Superior torque response with the resiliency of nitinol. Less whip than other similar guide wires.

Tip Load
Tip Radiopacity
3 cm

Hydrophobic Coating: Tip to 2.5 cm
Hydrophilic Coating: 50 cm

Tip Shape
Dr. Aaron Grantham presents “Why use a different Workhorse Wire.”

Dr. Aaron Grantham explains guide wire construction, attributes of a good workhorse wire, and his experience using ASAHI INTECC’s MINAMO nitinol core guide wire. K20272_V_LC_1.0.

Guide wire differences between Torque and no Torque

Traversing a tortuous vessel, whether for Interventional Cardiology or Interventional Neurology can require a guide wire that is an extended version of the Interventional Cardiologist or Neurologist own finger. To achieve this, torque technology, like ASAHI’s own patented guide wires, is needed for accurate pushback and little to no whip. See a firsthand example of a guide wire with and without this torque ability.

Crossing the Y-Branch

A side branch occlusion? a tortuous vessel? Not a problem with the right ASAHI INTECC guide wire technology. See it for yourself!

Ordering Information

To order, please call us toll-free at 855-286-9473, or email us at customersupport@asahi-intecc.com. To see a complete listing of all available ASAHI products, go to our Full Product Listing page.

ProductCatalog No.Tip ShapeLength (CM)Diameter (INCH(MM))Radiopaque Segment (CM)Spring Coil Length (CM)Coating
MINAMO 190cm, StraightAH14R026SStraight1900.014 (0.36)320Hybrid
MINAMO 190cm, J ShapeAH14R026JJ Shape1900.014 (0.36)320Hybrid
MINAMO 190cm, Pre-ShapeAH14R026PPre-Shape1900.014 (0.36)320Hybrid
MINAMO 300cm, StraightAH14R326SStraight3000.014 (0.36)320Hybrid
MINAMO 300cm, J ShapeAH14R326JJ Shape3000.014 (0.36)320Hybrid
MINAMO 300cm, Pre-ShapeAH14R326PPre-Shape3000.014 (0.36)320Hybrid
*Coated with SLIP-COAT® coating.
Indications for Use

ASAHI PTCA Guide Wires are intended to facilitate the placement of balloon dilation catheters during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). The ASAHI PTCA Guide Wires are not to be used in the neurovasculature.