Balloon Catheter

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for angioplasty balloon catheters (PTA). These are used in arteries with atherosclerotic lesions to compress the plaque expand the artery lumen to reopen occluded or heavily stenosed atherosclerotic lesions. Balloons are often used in combination with a stent to prop the treated vessel segment open. In addition to plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA), this section includes news about drug-coated balloon (DCB), valvuloplasty balloons and specialty cutting balloon.

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May 16, 2022 — Boston Scientific announced that Peter M. “Pete” Nicholas, co-founder and former CEO of Boston Scientific ...

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April 27, 2022 – Medtronic has announced new randomized controlled data demonstrating the sustained and superior ...

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March 31, 2022 — In accordance with its commitment to patient safety, Medtronic recently voluntarily recalled a subset ...

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Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., a medical device company developing and commercializing innovative interventional ...

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February 15, 2022 – CERENOVUS, an emerging leader in neurovascular care and part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices ...

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A new treatment to achieve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in refractory cardiac arrest patients is the use of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA). The images show the balloon seen deployed on an angiogram and an illustration showing its placement in the aorta. 
Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | By Adam Power, M.D.

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) continues to be overwhelmingly fatal despite cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) ...

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November 10, 2021 — Biosensors International Group Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of innovative medical devices ...

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November 10, 2021 — Shockwave Medical a pioneer in the development of Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) to treat severely ...

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November 10, 2021 — Shockwave Medical, a developer of Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) to treat complex calcified ...

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November 10, 2021 — Philips Healthcare announced North American availability of new innovations in its portfolio of ...

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October 20, 2021 — 18-month results from the PRESTIGE* Below-the-Knee (BTK) study have been presented as a late-breaking ...

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June 7, 2021 — A couple years ago a study showed a mortality safety signal in patients who underwent peripheral artery ...

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