Advance 35LP PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheter Designed for Femoral, Iliac, Renal Arteries

 

July 16, 2009

Cook Medical's Advance 35LP dilatation catheter is intended for use in patients with lesions in the femoral, iliac and renal arteries.

The Advance line comprises three low-profile balloons (14LP, 18LP, 35LP) that range in size and composition to treat lesions in the peripheral arteries as well as obstructive lesions of native or synthetic arteriovenous dialysis fistulas. The Advance 35LP balloon, compatible with a .035-inch wire guide, is designed to address common above-the-knee blockages. The Advance 18LP, compatible with a .018-inch wire guide, is geared toward the femoral artery and popliteal region of the leg. The Advance 14LP, compatible with a .014-inch wire guide, is reserved for treatment of the most tortuous anatomies of the lower leg, including the popliteal and infrapopliteal arteries.

Each balloon features a low crossing profile and small-sheath compatibility, which helps reduce the need for an invasive arterial entry and may shorten patient recovery time. Advanced thermal setting of the balloon folds improves rewrap and sheath pull-back, and a unique double-lumen shaft construction using optimized nylon-blend material reduces balloon inflation/deflation time and improves pushability while maintaining kink resistance.

The FDA approved the device in July 2009.

For more information: www.cookmedical.com