Technology | June 09, 2008

Coronary Dilatation Catheter Scores with Angioplasty


OrbusNeich's Scoreflex coronary dilatation catheter, which is only CE Mark approval, but not yet FDA cleared, is a new product that extends OrbusNeich's balloon catheter portfolio.

Scoreflex is designed for use in focused force angioplasty, a technique in which the force resulting from balloon inflation in a stenotic lesion is concentrated at one or more locations within the stenosis. Published research has shown that focused force angioplasty is effective in resolving resistant stenosis, while reducing the frequency of complications with its use of gradual, low-pressure inflations.

The Scoreflex dual wire system creates a focal stress pattern to facilitate effective controlled plaque fracture at low-resolution pressure. In addition to its effective dilatation, Scoreflex has a low crossing profile and unbeatable trackability.

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