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Q: What types of catheter guidewire coatings are there?

A: Hydrophilic coating - meant to act like a lubricant providing for more gentle navigation and good trackability
Anti-thrombogenic / Heparin coating - Designed to inhibit clotting
Hydrophobic coating - Used to enhance the users tactile response, resulting in a product that feels more responsive during surgical maneuvers
Silicone coating - designed to reduces friction
Tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) coating - Also designed to reduces friction

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