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.

A large subgroup analysis of the VOYAGER PAD randomized clinical trial showed neither a mortality risk nor benefit associated with the use of paclitaxel drug-coated devices (DCD) in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The study also found that the benefit of rivaroxaban use on reducing ischemic limb and cardiovascular outcomes was consistent regardless of whether a DCD was used. #TCT2020 #TCTconnect
Feature | Cath Lab | October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020 – A large subgroup analysis of a randomized clinical trial showed neither a mortality risk nor benefit...
The first results from the IN.PACT Below the Knee (BTK) Study, a feasibility study assessing the safety and effectiveness of the Medtronic  IN.PACT 0.014 drug-coated balloon (DCB) in critical limb ischemia (CLI) subjects with chronic total occlusion (CTO) in the infrapopliteal arteries. The data were presented in the Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Sessions at 2020 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Connect virtual symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). #TCTconnect #TCT2020
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020 – The first results from the IN.PACT Below the Knee (BTK) Study, a feasibility study assessing the...
Videos | Drug-Eluting Balloons | September 09, 2020
Juan F. Granada, M.D., CEO of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) worked on preclinical development work for a...
A conformal array of flexible electrodes affixed to an inflated balloon catheter. The sensors have the ability to make measurements of temperature, force of contact and electrophysiological parameters, ability to customize diagnostic and therapeutic functions and offer real-time feedback. Photo by John Rogers, Northwestern University.

A conformal array of flexible electrodes affixed to an inflated balloon catheter. The sensors have the ability to make measurements of temperature, force of contact and electrophysiological parameters, ability to customize diagnostic and therapeutic functions and offer real-time feedback. Photo by John Rogers, Northwestern University.

News | EP Lab | September 08, 2020
September 8, 2020 — Researchers developed a new class of medical instruments equipped with an advanced soft electronics...
The Philips Healthcare Stellarex drug-coated balloon (DCB). It is cleared for use in peripheral vessels and treatment of failing AV access.

The Philips Healthcare Stellarex drug-coated balloon (DCB). It is cleared for use in peripheral vessels and treatment of failing AV access.

Feature | Drug-Eluting Balloons | August 06, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Drug-coated balloons (DCB), also referred to as drug-eluting balloons (DEB), were created as a way to reduce very high...
MedAlliance announced enrollment of the first patient in its study of Selution SLR 0.014 drug-eluting balloon (DEB) for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR). This is the first DEB accepted by the FDA for its breakthrough program. The Selution SLR (Sustained Limus Release) is a novel sirolimus-eluting balloon that provides a controlled sustained release of drug, similar to a drug-eluting stent (DES).
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | July 07, 2020
July 7, 2020 – MedAlliance announced enrollment of the first patient in its study of Selution SLR 0.014 drug-eluting...
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Drug-coated balloons (DCB), also referred to as drug-eluting balloons, are used to treat peripheral and coronary artery...
iVascular Launches Essential Pro Coronary Drug-coated Balloon
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | June 19, 2020
June 19, 2020 — iVascular SLU announced the global launch of Essential Pro, a novel coronary artery drug-coated balloon...
MedAlliance announced its second CE mark approval for its Selution SLR 0.014 percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) sirolimus drug-eluting balloon (DEB) for the treatment of coronary artery disease. This includes indications for both de-novo lesions as well as in-stent restenosis. The approval applies to a broad range of balloon sizes, from 1.5 x 10 mm, up to 5 x 40 mm.
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | June 18, 2020
June 17, 2020 — MedAlliance announced its second CE mark approval for its Selution SLR 0.014 percutaneous transluminal...
Transit Scientific announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the XO Score Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) Scoring Sheath platform for use in iliac, ilio-femoral, popliteal, infra-popliteal and renal arterial plus synthetic and/or native arteriovenous hemodialysis fistula. This is a new type of scoring balloon technology.
News | Balloon Catheter | June 04, 2020
June 4, 2020 — Transit Scientific announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the XO Score...
MedAlliance has announced the award of its second European CE mark clearance for its Selution SLR 0.014 percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) sirolimus drug-eluting balloon (DEB), for the treatment of coronary arterial disease. This includes indications for both de-novo lesions as well as in-stent restenosis.
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | May 28, 2020
May 28, 2020 – MedAlliance has announced the award of its second European CE mark clearance for its Selution SLR 0.014...
Videos | Heart Failure | March 13, 2020
Interview with Navin Kapur, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FSCAI, executive director, The CardioVascular Center for Research and...
NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter is part of an FDA Class I recall because it may not defalte.
News | Balloon Catheter | February 24, 2020
February 24, 2020 — Abbott has voluntarily recalled specific lots of two types of its coronary angioplasty catheters —...
The FDA cleared the IN.PACT AV drug-coated Balloon. Clinical data shows In.Pact AV DCB is Safe, reduces reinterventions and maintains access for end-stage renal disease patients undergoing dialysis
News | November 26, 2019
November 21, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Medtronic In.Pact AV drug-coated...
The IN.PACT Arteriovenous (AV) Access randomized trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Medtronic IN.PACT AV Access drug-coated balloon (DCB) met both of its endpoints, in data presented at the 2019 Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) annual meeting. #VIVA #VIVA19 #VIVA2019

The IN.PACT Arteriovenous (AV) Access randomized trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Medtronic IN.PACT AV Access drug-coated balloon (DCB) met both of its endpoints, in data presented at the 2019 Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) annual meeting.

 

News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | November 14, 2019
November 7, 2019 — The IN.PACT Arteriovenous (AV) Access randomized trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of...