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.

Videos | November 07, 2013

Herbert Aronow, M.D., MPH, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, and an active member of ACC and SCAI, explains the...

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Feature | November 01, 2013
November 1, 2013 — A clinical trial...
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Feature | November 01, 2013
November 1, 2013 — The first clinical trial...
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News | October 29, 2013
October 29, 2013 — OrbusNeich announced the publication of a...
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News | October 22, 2013
October 22, 2013 — AngioScore Inc., a developer of...
Feature | August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013 — Medtronic Inc. announced the submission of its first pre-market approval (PMA) module to the U.S....

Boston Scientific's Apex PTCA dilatation balloon catheter. In 2012, Boston Scientific was the market leader in the PTCA and cutting balloon market, with more than half of the market share.

Feature | July 23, 2013 | Kamran Zamanian, Ph.D., and Jefferson Harding, B.Sc., MA

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) balloon catheters were the first devices used in...

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Feature | July 23, 2013

July 23, 2013 — AngioScore Inc. announced the completion of enrollment in the Drug-Coated AngioSculpt Scoring...

News | July 01, 2013

July 1, 2013 — One-year data from an Italian multicenter randomized controlled trial of the In.Pact Falcon...

Technology | June 25, 2013

June 25, 2013 — Cordis Corp. announced the European CE marking and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval...

News | June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013 — Biosensors International Group Ltd. has entered into a licensing agreement with Eurocor GmbH, a...

Lutonix Drug Coated Balloon C. R. Bard Inc. PAD Treatments Clinical Trial
News | June 10, 2013

June 10, 2013 — C. R. Bard Inc. announced the enrollment of the first patient into the Lutonix Below the Knee (BTK...

Technology | June 04, 2013

June 4, 2013 — Covidien recently introduced its RapidCross 0.014-inch Rapid Exchange Percutaneous Transluminal...

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Boston Scientific's Apex PTCA dilatation balloon catheter.

Feature | May 30, 2013 | Kamran Zamanian, Ph.D., and Jefferson Harding, B.Sc., MA

Interventional cardiology treats cardiovascular disease, an illness currently afflicting one in every three...

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