Scoring Balloon Catheter Helps Dilate Renal Arteries


March 26, 2010

The AngioSculpt PTA Scoring Balloon Catheter now has an indication for dilatation of lesions in renal arteries. The company said the device may be useful in treating renal artery stenotic disease, which is often associated with medically refractory hypertension or a serious deterioration in kidney function. There is frequently significant calcification and the ostial location of these lesions makes them difficult to treat

AngioScore previously received 510(k) clearance to market the AngioSculpt device for dilatation of lesions in the iliac, femoral, ilio-femoral, popliteal and infra-popliteal arteries, and for the treatment of obstructive lesions of native or synthetic arteriovenous dialysis fistulae.

The AngioSculpt Scoring Balloon Catheter uses a nitinol scoring element to provide anti-slipping properties, while circumferentially dilating plaque, providing a precise and predictable dilatation across a wide range of lesion types.

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