New Balloon Keeps Low Pre-Dilation Profile


November 12, 2007

Cordis Corp. announced the introduction in the U.S. market of the FIRE STAR Rx PTCA Dilatation Catheter and the DURA STAR Rx PTCA Dilatation Catheter, as the company builds its portfolio of products and services to support interventional cardiologists and cath lab teams.

Both balloons are indicated for expansion in the narrowed area of a coronary artery or bypass graft. The FIRE STAR Balloon reportedly features the lowest pre-dilatation profile in the market. The DURA STAR Balloon facilitates the post-delivery expansion of stents in coronary arteries and is also suitable for tackling tortuous arteries and complex blockages. It has been designed to provide interventional cardiologists with controlled and even expansion of the balloon to the correct diameter, which may help reduce the potential for artery damage to the patient.