Balloon Catheter

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for angioplasty balloon catheters (PTA). In addition to POBA, this section includes news about valvuloplasty balloons and specialty cutting balloon.

Bard, Lutonix, drug coated balloon, DCB, CMS, pass-through payment, outpatient
News | February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 — C. R. Bard Inc. announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has...

Lutonix, drug eluting balloon, drug coated balloon

The Bard Lutonix drug-eluting balloon was the first DEB to gain FDA approval in October 2014. Illustration by Mike Austin. Copyright 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Feature | February 19, 2015 | Dave Fornell

Drug-eluting balloons (DEBs), also referred to as drug-coated balloons (DCBs), have been one of the long-awaited new...

Boston Scientific, Bard, Lutonix, DCB, drug coated balloon, distribute
News | February 13, 2015

February 13, 2015 — Boston Scientific and C. R. Bard announced a deal where Boston Scientific will distribute the...

Medtronic, In.Pact Admiral DCB, PAD, U.S. launch, drug-coated balloon
News | February 06, 2015

February 6, 2015 — United States hospitals began using a new medical device from Medtronic plc  called the In.Pact...

drug-eluting balloons, DEB, ECRI, report, peripheral artery disease, PAD, cath

The Bard Lutonix drug-eluting balloon was cleared by the FDA last November.

Feature | January 30, 2015

January 30, 2015 — ECRI Institute has created a report that offers an overview of...

Balloon catheters, Heart Valve repair, Cath Lab, Hybrid OR

Image courtesy of InterValve

Technology | January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 — Maquet Medical Systems USA announced an agreement to serve as the exclusive U.S. distributor of...

Balloon catheters, cath lab, peripheral artery disease (PAD), Lithoplasty

Shockwave's Lithoplasty System, an innovative treatment for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

News | January 13, 2015

January 13, 2015 — Shockwave Medical announced CE Mark regulatory approval for the company’s Lithoplasty...

News | January 09, 2015

January 9, 2015 — Covidien announced it has received CE Mark approval for its Stellarex...

Medtronic, In.Pact, Admiral drug-coated balloon, DCB, drug-eluting balloon
Technology | January 05, 2015
January 5, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Medtronic’s In.Pact Admiral drug-coated...
Balloon catheters, clinical trial/study, drug-eluting balloon, IN.PACT Admiral

Image courtesy of Medtronic, Inc.

News | December 29, 2014

December 29, 2014 — The results of a study published online and in Circulation indicate that a medical device from...

balloon catheters, clinical trial/study, medtronic, IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated

Photo courtesy of Medtronic

News | December 26, 2014

December 26, 2014 — The results of a landmark study published this month in Circulation indicate that a device from...

Image courtesy of Cardionovum

News | December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 — Cardionovum GmbH announced that it has initiated a 150-patient clinical study of its novel...

Balloon catheter, interventional radiology, FDA clearance, kidney disease

Image courtesy of Covidien

Technology | December 04, 2014

December 4, 2014 — Covidien announced that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its...

News | November 14, 2014

Nov. 14, 2014 — Covidien releases 12-month results of the DEFINITIVE AR...

News | November 13, 2014

Nov. 13, 2014 — Optimizing the treatment of coronary artery disease with a new foundation for future stent...

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