VIBE RX: New vascular imaging balloon catheter

Published date : 03 June 2010
Article date : 03 June 2010

Volcano Corporation has received CE mark approval for the VIBE RX Vascular Imaging Balloon Catheter. The company also announced that it has completed its first clinical cases with the VIBE RX in New Zealand. A single VIBE RX Catheter can quickly access, prepare, and assess challenging lesions. IVUS guidance provides precise, targeted balloon dilatation with immediate confirmation of interventional results.


According to Dr John Ormiston, Medical Director at Mercy Angiography in Auckland, New Zealand, “Volcano has successfully combined two important interventional tools – IVUS and balloon dilatation into one powerful device. “Physicians will have an attractive alternative to using separate IVUS and balloon dilatation catheters in a procedure. The use of imaging for more precise lesion assessment and stent placement has certainly benefited my patients. Integrating imaging directly onto the therapy device removes another barrier to IVUS use.”

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