Longer balloons provide physicians more options for treating peripheral artery disease

Published date : 19 July 2010
Article date : 19 July 2010

Boston Scientific has announced that 22 new balloon sizes have been added to the PolarCath Peripheral Dilatation System, including balloon lengths of 120 and 150mm.

The new PolarCath balloons are available in both 0.014-inch and 0.035-inch guidewire-compatible platforms. The PolarCath System also offers balloon lengths of 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100mm.

"The expanded portfolio of PolarCath balloons will enable interventionalists to address longer lesions in the femoral and subfemoral arteries, often more efficiently than using several shorter balloons,” said Dr Tony S Das, Director of Peripheral Vascular Interventions at the Presbyterian Heart Institute, Dallas, US. “The PolarCath System also offers the potential benefits of CryoPlasty Therapy for these complex lesions.”

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