New Angioplasty Balloon Catheter Primed for Release in the US and Europe

Published date : 18 June 2013
Article date : 12 June 2013

Medgadget reports that medical device manufacturer Medtronic plans to take its new Pacific Plus percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloon catheter to market in both the US and Europe. This follows the acquisition of both FDA and CE Mark approvals for the device.

The catheter is designed to treat narrowing within renal, iliac, iliofemoral, femoral, popliteal and infrapopliteal arteries. It has a hydrophilic coating and the company promises improved navigation and crossability through the obstruction. 

Available in a range of sizes, the Pacific Plus is an over-the-wire peripheral balloon that is compatible with 0.014-inch and 0.018-inch guidewires and 4F or 5F introducer sheaths. 

They say that the new device complements Medtronic's existing Pacific Xtreme PTA catheter. 

Source: Medgadget, 12 June 2013

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