Angioslide Angioslide Proteus balloon | Used in Angioplasty | Which Medical Device

Angioslide Proteus balloon

Added Apr 1, 2011

Manufactured by Angioslide

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Categorised under: Interventional Radiology > Vascular > Balloons


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The Angioslide Proteus balloon catheter combines the features of an angioplasty device and an embolic capture device. The Angioslide's balloon is folded inwards after inflation, creating a natural negative pressure, which drives debris particles into the balloon lumen.

The idea is that you advance the inflated balloon forwards which invaginates and captures the debris that is normally released during angioplasty. There may well be some merit in this for renal arteries and other embolic critical areas such as carotid arteries. The company website shows some nice case reports with images of debris captured during peripheral angioplasty. The significance of small emboli in the peripheral arteries is doubtful however larger emboli could certainly lead to clinical problems.

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