PiggyBack® Wire Converter

Transition without Losing Position

The PiggyBack® Wire Converter is a 0.035” outer diameter wire converter that can be delivered over and locked onto a 0.014” guidewire to allow subsequent delivery of 0.035” compatible catheters, sheaths and devices.

  • 0.035” O.D. for delivery of standard 0.035” devices
  • 0.014” I.D. for delivery over standard 0.014” guidewires
  • Hydrophilic coating on distal 18cm for smooth delivery
  • Embedded radiopaque marker band for visualization under fluoroscopy

0.014” Inside, 0.035” Outside

The PiggyBack® Wire Converter is useful for peripheral procedures requiring a 0.014” guidewire for easier access and a 0.035” guidewire for more support. The PiggyBack® Wire Converter is designed to convert a 0.014” guidewire to a 0.035” platform without losing vessel placement or exchanging guidewires.


How Does It Work?

The PiggyBack® Wire Converter can be delivered over a 0.014” guidewire in situ or preloaded onto a 0.014” guidewire before it is placed intravascular.

Do not advance the PiggyBack® Wire Converter without a guidewire in place. Advancement of the PiggyBack® Wire Converter without a guidewire in place may result in intimal damage, arterial dissection or perforation.

The PiggyBack® Wire Converter is intended to be used with guidewires to access the peripheral vasculature and to facilitate placement of interventional devices. Refer to the Instructions for Use for a complete listing of the indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions. Information in this material is not a substitute for the product Instructions for Use. CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo and PiggyBack are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries. MC-005112