Drug-Eluting Balloons

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for drug-coated balloons (DCB), also referred to as drug-eluting balloons. These are used to treat peripheral and coronary artery lesions and restenosis. The balloons carry an antiproliferative drug that is delivered to the wall of arteries when the balloon is expanded. The drug helps prevent neointimal hyperplasia (scar tissue growth) caused by trauma when the vessel segment is treated for atherosclerotic lesions with balloon angioplasty. DCBs can be used to treat hyperplasia in arteriovenous (AV) access fistulae in dialysis patients, where the vessel undergoes repeated trauma from regular punctures. DCBs also are used to treat in-stent restenosis due to scar tissue proliferation inside stents, which can cause a vessel to occlude.

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August 23, 2022 — The first US patient has been enrolled in the FDA SELUTION4BTK (Below-the-Knee) clinical trial ...

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July 12, 2022 — Biotronik announced the presentation of two studies on the performance of its drug-coated balloon ...

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June 8, 2022 — The first patient has been enrolled in the FDA IDE BTK (Below-the-Knee) SELUTION4BTK clinical trial ...

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May 27, 2022 — Medtronic today announced approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the IN.PACT 018 ...

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March 31, 2022 — In accordance with its commitment to patient safety, Medtronic recently voluntarily recalled a subset ...

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November 10, 2021 — Biosensors International Group Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of innovative medical devices ...

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October 20, 2021 — 18-month results from the PRESTIGE* Below-the-Knee (BTK) study have been presented as a late-breaking ...

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June 7, 2021 — A couple years ago a study showed a mortality safety signal in patients who underwent peripheral artery ...

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May 20, 2021 — Boston Scientific Corporation announced it has initiated the AGENT IDE trial for the Agent Drug-Coated ...

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Example of an angioplasty balloon catheter being expanded inside an artery to push atherosclerotic plaque and thrombus out of the way to reopen the vessel lumen to increase or reopen bloodflow. Balloon catheters are used to revascularize patients with heart attacks and to deploy stents to prop open the expended vessel.
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The first devices developed for interventional cardiology were percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) ...

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March 12, 2021 — Philips Healthcare announced the final, five-year results of two major randomized controlled trials ...

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November 3, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Boston Scientific Ranger Drug-coated ...

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