PowerWire™ Guidewires

PowerWire™ RF Guidewire

The PowerWire™ Radiofrequency (RF) Guidewire uses RF energy to facilitate crossing totally occluded peripheral vessels that are difficult to cross with a standard guidewire alone.

The PowerWire™ RF Guidewire has an atraumatic radiopaque tip that delivers RF energy to vaporize a channel through occlusions with minimal trauma to surrounding tissue.

The wire has a stiff proximal shaft with a smooth transition to a more flexible distal end. Its length allows the PowerWire to be exchanged, while its body has a low friction coating to allow for ease of manoeuvrability as well as the loading and delivery of balloon catheters and/or other devices.

The PowerWire™ RF Guidewire is intended to create a channel in totally occluded peripheral vessels 3 mm or greater.


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

Publication: Successful Recanalization of a Longstanding Right Common Iliac Artery Occlusion with a Radiofrequency Guidewire
Authors: Tapping C.R. et al., Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2011 Dec 16
Last updated: 2013-09-20
Publication: Radiofrequency thermal wire is a useful adjunct to treat chronic central venous occlusions
Authors: Mark Iafrati, MD, RVT, Stephen Maloney, MD, Neil Halin, DO Journal of Vascular Surgery, Volume 55, Issue 2, ...
Last updated: 2013-09-20
Publication: Successful Recanalization of Bile Duct Occlusion with a Radiofrequency Puncture Wire Technique
Authors: Marcelo Guimaraes, MD, Andre Uflacker, MS4, Claudio Schonholz, MD, Renan Uflacker, MD Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, ...
Last updated: 2013-09-20
Publication: Successful Recanalization of a Longstanding Complete Left Subclavian Vein Occlusion by Radiofrequency Perforation with Use of a Radiofrequency Guide Wire
Authors: Mark O. Baerlocher, MD, Murray R. Asch, MD, FRCPC, Andy Myers, MD, FRCPC Journal of Vascular and Interventional ...
Last updated: 2013-09-20
Publication: Recanalization of Systemic Venous Baffles by Radiofrequency Perforation and Stent Implantation
Authors: Anita W. Asgar MD, Joaquim Mirò MD, Reda Ibrahim MD Article first published online: 25 SEP 2007. DOI: ...
Last updated: 2013-09-20

CableOTWBMC Catheter Connector Cable (RFX-BAY-OTW-10-SU)

A specifically designed push-lock system allows for a quick and secure connection between the PowerWire™ guidewire and the RF Puncture Generator.


BMC Footswitch Pedal

The optional footswitch pedal allows the physician to directly control the application of RF energy from the RFP-200 RF Puncture Generator.



Grounding Pad

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


Test Box (RFP-200-TB)

The test box allows the user to test the RFP-200 RF Generator. This pre-emptive maintenance tool functions as a complete circuit to allow for troubleshooting.


PowerWire™ RF Guidewire Specifications

Item Measurement
Maximum Outer Diameter 0.035 inch/0.89 mm
Length 250 cm
Radiopaque Marker 5 Platinum/Iridium bands
Radiopaque Marker Spacing 1 cm