AngioScore introduces new size of AngioSculpt PTA scoring balloon catheters

28 January 2013 (Last Updated January 28th, 2013 18:30)

US based endovascular company AngioScore has introduced its new 100mm length AngioSculpt PTA scoring balloon catheters, designed to treat complex lesions in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) below the knee (BTK), including critical limb ischemia (CLI) and infra-popliteal PAD.

US based endovascular company AngioScore has introduced its new 100mm length AngioSculpt PTA scoring balloon catheters, designed to treat complex lesions in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) below the knee (BTK), including critical limb ischemia (CLI) and infra-popliteal PAD.

With diameters of 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm and 3.5mm, the balloon catheters feature nitinol-scoring elements that offer unique circumferential scoring of plaque, resulting in precise and predictable luminal enlargement across a wide range of lesion types.

The longer AngioSculpt catheters also have the ability to achieve a very low rate of dissection, potentially minimising the need to perform adjunctive stenting, according to the company.

AngioScore president and CEO Thomas Trotter said the peripheral artery disease market is a rapidly growing segment of the interventional cardiovascular market.

"With diameters of 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm and 3.5mm, the balloon catheters feature nitinol-scoring elements that offer unique circumferential scoring of plaque, resulting in precise and predictable luminal enlargement across a wide range of lesion types."

"Over a million percutaneous peripheral procedures are now being performed annually worldwide, and the PAD market continues to demonstrate significant growth due to improved diagnosis and the increasing prevalence of important risk factors such as adult onset diabetes mellitus," Thomas said.

"We believe that the AngioSculpt line of scoring balloon catheters is particularly useful in treating this very challenging and serious disease."

The new catheters are also FDA-approved for use in the dilatation of lesions in the iliac, femoral, iliofemoral, popliteal, infra-popliteal, and renal arteries, as well as for the treatment of obstructive lesions of native or synthetic arteriovenous dialysis fistulae.

AngioScore said the AngioSculpt catheters are not labelled for use in the coronary or neuro-vasculature.