Grand Slam

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Grand Slam
Name Grand Slam
Image Grand Slam.jpeg
Device type Guidewire
Class Support
Tip coating Hydrophobic
Shaft coating Hydrophobic
Tip load (gf) 0.7
0.7 gf
Tip diameter (inch) 0.014
0.014 inch
0.356 mm
Tip cross-sectional area (mm2) 0.099
0.099 mm²
Penetration force (gf/mm2) 7
7 gf/mm²
Core Composite
Tip shape Straight
Shaft diameter (inch) 0.014
0.014 inch
0.356 mm
Radiopaque length (cm) 4
4 cm
Spring coil length (cm) 4
4 cm
Usable length (cm) 180, 300
Manufacturer Asahi Intecc
Product page Link

Grand Slam is a coronary guide wire from Asahi Intecc. It has a short spring coil segment distally (4 cm) which increases the stiffness of the shaft. It is classified as "Support" guide wire and is typically used as a rail or a buddy wire to help deliver equipment in tortuous coronaries.