Non-Absorbable Surgical Suture
Tempowire temporary pace wire is double needled, twisted/braided 316L stainless steel wire coated with PE or FEP (isolated). Tempowire comply with all non-absorbable surgical suture requirements of European Pharmacopeia (E.P.) and American Pharmacopeia (U.S.P) except coating thickness. Tempowire can also be defined with B&S measurement classification.
Tempowire temporary heart pace wire is used during and after open heath surgery for pacing and intracardiac EKG to conduct electricity between external pacemaker unit and patient’s heart. This wire is for single use only. Tempowire was one-end stripped isolation. Curved round suture needle that is connected to provide conductivity is fastened to myocardium. Other end of isolated wire is connected to plain, sharp Keith needle that provides conductivity from inside to outside on chest cavity wall. Keith needle may be equipped with special incisura that enables breaking. Sharp part of the needle is separated from incisura by breaking, part connected to wire forms electrode pin, and connected to traditional pace or monitor equipment.
Tempowire sutures are manufactured with or without stainless steel needle, between USP 3/0 – USP 0 range, and with 60cm length.