V8 Aortic Valvuloplasty Can Be Used in Stand-Alone BAV, TAVR Pre-Dilation
The new V8 Aortic Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheter is designed to be used in stand-alone balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV), and pre-dilation during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures.
The balloon catheter features a figure-8 shape balloon that enables the bulbs at either end of the balloon to “lock” into either side of the aortic annulus. This design has the potential to reduce the risk of balloon movement during dilatation, thereby reducing procedure and ischemic time. The non-compliant material maintains the figure-8 shape throughout inflation, which allows for leaflet hyperextension, to create maximum valve area opening, without increasing the risk of over-stretching the annulus. Lastly, the catheter is designed to inflate and deflate rapidly to reduce the duration of blood flow obstruction across the valve.
The catheter recieved 510(k) clearance in April 2013.
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