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1. WO1997016113 - ENSEMBLE PROLONGATEUR DE FIL-GUIDE ET SES ELEMENTS

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WHAT IS CLAIMED:

1. A guide wire assembly for use in a vascular system of a patient in a medical procedure comprising a guide wire adapted to extend into the patient's vascular system, said guide wire having a proximal extremity extending out of the patient, a guide wire extension having a distal extremity, connecting means for forming a repetitive connection between the proximal extremity of the guide wire and the distal extremity of the guide wire extension, said connecting means being formed of male and female parts, at least one of said male and female parts being formed of a superelastic material.

2. An assembly as in Claim 1 wherein said part formed of a superelastic material has at least one bend formed therein formed as a shape memory in said superelastic material.

3. An assembly as in Claim 2 wherein at least two spaced-apart bends are provided in said superelastic material.

4. An assembly as in Claim 1 wherein said guide wire is provided with first and second electrical conductors and wherein said proximal extremity of said guide wire is formed of a conducting material.

5. An assembly as in Claim 1 wherein said female part is in the form of a sleeve having a bend therein.

6. An assembly as in Claim 1 wherein said male part has a bend formed therein.