Balloon Catheters

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) balloon catheters and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloons used in peripheral vessels are used to reopen blocked arteries. They remain a primary workhorse device in percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) to initially expand the artery lumen and/or expand a stent to prop open the artery.

Last updated on March 17, 2021
CompanyProduct
AbbottNC Trek RX
AbbottTrek RX
AbbottMini-Trek RX
AbbottTrek OTW
AbbottMini-Trek II OTW
Biotronik Inc.Pantera LEO
Biotronik Inc.Pantera Pro
Biotronik Inc.Passeo-35 HP
Biotronik Inc.Passeo-35
Biotronik Inc.Passeo-18
Biotronik Inc.Passeo-14
Boston ScientificRanger Drug-Coated Balloon
Boston ScientificMustang Balloon Dilatation Catheter
Boston ScientificSterling Monorail PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheter
Boston ScientificSterling Over-the-Wire PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheter
Boston ScientificSterling SL Monorail and OTW Balloon Dilatation Catheters
Boston ScientificCoyote Over-The-Wire Balloon Dilatation Catheter
Boston ScientificCoyote Monorail Balloon Dilatation Catheter
Boston ScientificCoyote ES OTW and Coyote ES Monorail Balloon Dilatation Catheters
Boston ScientificPeripheral Cutting Balloon and Small Peripheral Cutting Balloon Devices
Boston ScientificCharger 0.035 Balloon Dilatation Catheter
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (Distributor)Sapphire II PRO
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (Distributor)Sapphire NC Plus
Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (Distributor)Sapphire II PRO (OTW)
MedtronicEverCross PTA Balloon Catheter
MedtronicRapidCross PTA Balloon Catheter
MedtronicNanoCross Elite PTA Balloon Catheter
MedtronicSprinter Legend RX
MedtronicSprinter Legend 1.25mm - Supercrosser
MedtronicNC Sprinter RX
MedtronicSprinter OTW
MedtronicNC Stormer OTW
MedtronicAdmiral Xtreme PTA Balloon Catheter
MedtronicIN.PACT Admiral
MedtronicPacific Plus OTW PTA Catheter
MedtronicPacific Xtreme PTA Balloon Catheter
MedtronicReliant Stent Graft Balloon Catheter
Natec Medical LtdTamarin Blue
Natec Medical LtdEbony .035 OTW
Natec Medical LtdEbony .014 RX
Natec Medical LtdFilao OTW
Toray Industries Inc.Inoue-Balloon Catheter

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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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February 24, 2020 — Abbott has voluntarily recalled specific lots of two types of its coronary angioplasty catheters
Edwards Lifesciences Recalls IntraClude Intra-aortic Occlusion Device
News | Balloon Catheter | July 15, 2019
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Gore Molding & Occlusion Balloon for Endovascular Aortic Repair Receives FDA Approval
Technology | Balloon Catheter | August 23, 2018
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Cardiovascular Systems Inc. and OrbusNeich Announce FDA Clearance  of Sapphire II Pro 1mm Coronary Balloon
Technology | Balloon Catheter | March 21, 2018
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Cardiovascular Systems Expands Product Portfolio for Peripheral and Coronary Interventions
News | Balloon Catheter | January 24, 2018
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Abbott recalls its NC Balloon catheters
News | Balloon Catheter | May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017 — Abbott Vascular has initiated a voluntary recall of specific lots of three catheters due to 19 reports