Boston Scientific has launched Victory guidewire, designed to provide access to cross and treat resistant lesions in the US and Europe.

The company said resistant lesions are characterized by blockage or narrowing of blood vessels in the peripheral vasculature leading to various peripheral artery diseases including critical limb ischemia (CLI).

The Victory guidewire, which comes in both 0.014 and 0.018 diameters, utilizes the stainless steel core technology to provide superior torque for optimal steering and control.

Boston Scientific peripheral interventions division president Jeff Mirviss said physicians treating CLI patients typically require a variety of treatment options and various crossing solutions.

"Victory guidewires complement our already broad portfolio of crossing solutions, inclusive of our market-leading angioplasty balloons, Rubicon Support Catheter and the TruePathâ„¢ CTO device," Mirviss added.

"The Victory guidewires offer another option to cross these highly resistant lesions and potentially avoid the need for amputation."

Spectrum Medical Group vascular and interventional radiology director and interventional radiologist Derek Mittleider said resistant lesions can be a challenge which require various tools to access, cross and treat.

"The Victory wire’s high gram-load options and excellent torque-ability give me the extra push and steer-ability I need to get through these resistant lesions more easily, making these cases less challenging," Mittleider added.

The company is planning to launch Victory guidewire in other international markets later this year and in 2013.