Medtronic received regulatory approval and is
launching in the EU its Euphora semicompliant balloon dilation catheter. The
device allows for a pre-dilation procedure that can be beneficial in
determining the nature of the lesion, helping to decide on which stent to use
and preparing the area for stenting.
Some features of the device:
- Delivery system with PowerTrac (TM) technology to provide
superior deliverability through tight lesions.
- Environmentally friendly packaging, a reduced box size that
has a smaller footprint on congested shelves and improved product labeling for
fast readability to improve efficiency in the cath lab.
- Significantly improved insertion and retraction force to
enhance navigation to lesion sites when using the Kissing Balloon Technique, a
method for treating bifurcated lesions.
- Ultra-slim balloon material, a tapered proprietary inner
shaft design and an optimized mini-wrap to reduce the wall thickness of the
balloon and contribute to the extremely low crossing profile.