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  • Vascular
  • These products incorporate our most advanced balloon technology and underscore our commitment to providing physicians with a full range of treatment options for patients with peripheral vascular disease," said Todd M. Pope. (dicardiology.com)
  • Added Smith, "There are approximately 20 million patients with peripheral vascular disease who could benefit from this multi-purpose approach to catheter design, and we are excited to bring this innovative peripheral access product to market. (aol.com)
  • While OTW Catheters may still be useful in highly tortuous vascular pathways, they sacrifice deflation time and pushability. (wikipedia.org)
  • Angioplasty has come to include all manner of vascular interventions that are typically performed percutaneously. (wikipedia.org)
  • Angioplasty requires an access vessel, typically the femoral or radial artery or femoral vein to permit access to the vascular system for the wires and catheters used. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hematoma or pseudoaneurysm formation at the access site Radiation Injuries Radiation induced injuries (burns) from the X-Rays used Angioplasty may also provide a less durable treatment for atherosclerosis, and be more prone to restenosis, relative to vascular bypass or coronary artery bypass grafting. (wikipedia.org)
  • The use of tapered Teflon dilating catheters for the treatment of atherosclerotic vascular disease was first described in 1964 by two interventional radiologists, Charles Dotter and Melvin Judkins, when they used it to treat a case of atherosclerotic disease in the superficial femoral artery of the left leg. (wikipedia.org)
  • arterial
  • Eighty-one (84 limbs) consecutive Rutherford category (RC) 3 patients treated between December 2014 and December 2016 for superficial femoral artery (SFA) and popliteal arterial (PA) disease by nitinol-constrained balloon followed by DCB were enrolled. (springermedizin.de)
  • The AngioSculpt Scoring Balloon Catheter significantly alters the landscape for treating both peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and coronary artery disease (CAD). (ophthalmologymanagement.com)
  • 2017 Cordis received the CE Mark for its new RAILWAY™ Sheathless Access System, which enables direct access to the radial artery with a guiding catheter and eliminates the need for an introducer sheath, reducing the size of the arterial puncture site up to 2F compared to a conventional sheath system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Relative to surgery, angioplasty is a lower-risk option for the treatment of the conditions for which it is used, but there are unique and potentially dangerous risks and complications associated with angioplasty: Embolization, or the launching of debris into the bloodstream Arterial rupture from over-inflation of a balloon catheter or the use of an inappropriately large or stiff balloon, or the presence of a calcified target vessel. (wikipedia.org)
  • This was a substantial improvement over bypass surgery in terms of invasiveness, but unfortunately restenosis, a recurrence of arterial clogging, occurred in nearly 50% of patients after the balloon was removed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Teflon is commonly used to reduce friction in biomaterial applications such as in arterial grafts, catheters, and guide wire coatings. (wikipedia.org)
  • The consultant cardiologist is responsible for gaining arterial access, inserting a sheath into either the radial or femoral artery, passing a wire and catheter into the coronary artery and selectively injecting contrast media into the coronary arteries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mechanical injury of arterials due to stretching of arterial walls with a balloon catheter results in the recruitment of cells such as monocytes, macrophages, and neutrophils to the site of injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • lumen
  • The shaft has a lumen therethrough with the lumen being in fluid communication with the balloon interior for inflating and deflating the balloon via the shaft lumen. (google.com)
  • The catheter further includes a lumen extension through the balloon, with the lumen extension being in fluid communication with the shaft lumen. (google.com)
  • The resistance to fluid flow past the guide wire in the lumen extension is substantially greater than the resistance to fluid flow between the shaft lumen and the balloon interior. (google.com)
  • A valve member is responsive to the pressure in the balloon interior for blocking fluid flow through the lumen extension during continuing inflation and at least the initial deflation of the balloon. (google.com)
  • insertion
  • They also have a live view of the patients ECG so they can tell whether or not there is a problem being caused by the insertion of the catheter into the heart to the electrical pathways. (wikipedia.org)
  • procedures
  • With balloon lengths up to 220 mm, the longest available for superficial femoral and infrapopliteal use, the SLEEK and SAVVY Long Balloons may enable physicians to treat long, diffuse lesions with fewer inflations and faster procedures compared to traditional PTA balloons. (dicardiology.com)
  • Coronary angioplasty is usually performed using invasive catheter-based procedures by an interventional cardiologist, a medical doctor with special training in the treatment of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chest
  • Maximal chest pain score during autoperfusion (3.2 +/- 3.5) was lower than for the pre- (6.1 +/- 2.1, p = 0.003) but not the post- (5.2 +/- 3.1, p = 0.07) standard angioplasty. (ahajournals.org)
  • significantly
  • The maximum ST-segment elevation and depression in any lead during autoperfusion angioplasty (0.3 +/- 0.5 and 0.6 +/- 0.8 mm) was significantly less than for the pre- (2.4 +/- 1.7 mm, p = 0.002 and 2.2 +/- 1.3 mm, p = 0.0004) or post- (1.9 +/- 1.3 mm, p = 0.002 and 1.6 +/- 1.3 mm, p = 0.018) standard dilatations at the same point in time. (ahajournals.org)
  • Claims
  • 7. A catheter as defined in any one of claims 1-3 wherein the support wire is formed from a moderately radiopaque material. (google.com)