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.

Stellarex, Spectranetics, investment, BTK, peripheral artery disease
News | May 06, 2015

May 6, 2015 — The Spectranetics Corporation announced it is accelerating investments in the Stellarex...

Videos | Drug-Eluting Balloons | April 02, 2015

In 2015, the FDA approved the first two drug-coated balloons for the U.S. market to treat peripheral artery disease...

Videos | Cath Lab | March 25, 2015

Hear the latest trends and news on interventional cardiology from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015...

Biotronik, Passeo-18 Lux, DCB, BIOLUX P-I, trial, drug eluting, balloon catheter
News | March 04, 2015

March 4, 2015 — Biotronik announced that results of its BIOLUX P-I...

Feature | March 02, 2015

March 2, 2015 — Cardinal Health announced plans to acquire Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis business, a leading global...

In.PACT Admiral, PAD, Medicare, pass-through payment, Medtronic, balloon cath
News | February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 — Medtronic announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved...

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...
Overlay Init