Teleflex Receives FDA Clearance for the Wattson Temporary Pacing Guidewire


WAYNE, PA — Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX) announced it will feature the Wattson® Temporary Pacing Guidewire – the first commercially available bipolar temporary pacing guidewire designed specifically for use during TAVR and BAV – at TVT: The Structural Heart Summit, June 7-10 at the Phoenix Convention Center-West.

Featuring a simple design to create procedural efficiencies, the Wattson® Temporary Pacing Guidewire offers dual functionality, supporting both valve delivery and ventricular bipolar pacing during TAVR or BAV procedures. The device offers a procedural alternative designed to help avoid a range of complications1, steps1, and costs2 associated with traditional right ventricular pacing. From its flexible distal pigtail shape to its multiple electrode, bipolar design, the Wattson® Temporary Pacing Guidewire is engineered to help reduce the risk of ventricular perforation while providing confidence in capture during rapid pacing.

“This technology enables us to provide physicians with a new tool specifically engineered to address unmet clinical needs frequently encountered during TAVR or BAV procedures,” said Jake Newman, President of The Americas at Teleflex. “The Wattson® Temporary Pacing Guidewire reflects our focus on purposeful innovation and commitment to providing more options to further simplify minimalist TAVR and other structural procedures.”

The Wattson® Temporary Pacing Guidewire will enter a limited market release phase, with full market release anticipated later this year.

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