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.

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...

TriReme, PTA Chocolate Balloon, valvuloplasty, heart valve repair
News | November 12, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 — Catalist-listed QT Vascular Ltd. has acquired a novel technology platform called Java, and all...

Shockwave, lithoplasty, lithotripsy

Before and after images of a heavily calcified peripheral artery disease (PAD) lesion treated with Shockwave's lithoplasty technology.

Feature | November 11, 2014

Nov. 11, 2014 — Shockwave Medical announced positive clinical results from Disrupt PAD trial, a single-arm...

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