Nykanen Radiofrequency Wire

Radiofrequency Wire

The Nykanen Radiofrequency Wire is designed to create a controlled puncture by delivering radiofrequency energy.  

  • Excellent handling, like a coronary guidewire.
  • The wire has a flexible distal region that can be manually bent and shaped with good memory.
  • Its rounded, atraumatic tip will not mechanically perforate tissue.
  • Its Teflon insulation facilitates smooth advancement through guiding catheters.
  • Designed for quick exchange
  • The proximal end of the wire has no fixed connector, which allows the ProTrack™ Microcatheter to be loaded over top of it.
  • Its ample length of 265 cm allows for the 180 cm ProTrack™ Microcatheter to be loaded onto the Nykanen wire outside of the patient.


  1. Indicated for use to cut and/or coagulate soft tissue.
  2. To create an atrial septal defect in the heart. Transseptal left heart access.


Rx only. Before use, consult product labels and inserts for any indications, contraindications, hazards, warnings, cautions and instructions for use.

Publication: Radiofrequency applications in congenital heart disease
Authors: Veldtman, Gruschen R; Hartley, Amanda; Visram, Naheed; Benson, Lee N Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapyce, Volume 2, Number ...
Last updated: 2012-04-26
Publication: Risk-Stratified Approach to Hybrid Transcatheter-Surgical Palliation of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Authors: by D S Lim, B B Peeler, G P Matherne, I L Kron, H P Gutgesell Pediatr Cardiol. ...
Last updated: 2012-04-25
Publication: Future of interventional cardiology in pediatrics.
Authors: Levi, Daniel S. MD; Alejos, Juan C. MD; Moore, John W. MD, MPH Current Opinion in Cardiology. ...
Last updated: 2013-09-20
Publication: Unusual interventional management in an adult with tetralogy of Fallot
Authors:Tony Abdel-Massih, Younes Boudjemline and Philipp Bonhoeffer Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France
Last updated: 2012-04-25
Publication: Radiofrequency perforation in the treatment of congenital heart disease
Authors: Lee N. Benson MD1,*, David Nykanen MD1, Amanda Collison MD2 Article first published online: 22 APR 2002 DOI: ...
Last updated: 2012-04-25

Small_RFP100Radiofrequency Puncture Generator
(Model RFP-100)

The Radiofrequency Puncture Generator is different from cardiac ablation generators. Instead of creating ablations, our generator is designed specifically for creating controlled punctures using radiofrequency (RF) energy.

ConnectingCable3Connector Cable (RFP-101)

The push-button connector provides for the quick and easy connection of the Nykanen™ Radiofrequency Wire to the RFP-100 RF Puncture Generator.


BMC Footswitch Pedal

The optional footswitch pedal allows the physician to directly control the application of RF energy from the RFP-100 RF Puncture Generator.


Grounding Pad

A disposable grounding pad acts as a return for the RF energy. The grounding pads are available in both pediatric and adult sizes.



ProTrack™ Microcatheter

The ProTrack™ Microcatheter is ideal for facilitating access to distal, tortuous vasculature over a guidewire.


Specifications Nykanen Radiofrequency Wire

Item Measurement
Body Outer Diameter 0.024 in
Active tip length 1.5 mm
Length 265 cm