What is a Flextome?

What is a Flextome?

Flextome Cutting Balloon Device’s mechanism of action will enhance your ability to treat resistant lesions. Product Details. The Flexibility You Want. Nylon balloon material designed to provide flexibility, superb compliance and improved puncture resistance. Overall better deliverability to treat more complex lesions.

When to use Cutting Balloon?

The Cutting Balloon has been used in: ISR; Resistant lesions; Small vessels; Bifurcations; Aorta-ostial lesions; Saphenous vein graft lesions; and Before stenting. It is not a substitute for stenting, but can facilitate treatment of complex lesions that cannot be easily stented.

What does a Cutting Balloon do?

The Cutting Balloon is a unique angioplasty device used in percutaneous coronary interventions. The advantage of the Cutting Balloon is its ability to reduce vessel stretch and vessel injury by scoring the vessel longitudinally rather than causing an uncontrolled disruption of the atherosclerotic plaque.

What is a wolverine Cutting Balloon?

What is a Cutting Balloon? Coronary cutting balloon is intended for opening coronary arteries in those circumstances where a resistant lesion is encountered and unable to be opened with traditional balloon angioplasty.

What is a scoring balloon?

The AngioSculpt percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty scoring balloon catheter is used for the treatment of coronary artery stenosis, including complex type C lesions and in-stent restenosis.

What is a cutting balloon catheter?

The cutting balloon (CB)1 is a special balloon catheter with three or four atherotomes (microsurgical blades) bonded longitudinally to its surface, suitable for creating discrete longitudinal incisions in the atherosclerotic target coronary segment during balloon inflation.

How is atherectomy performed?

An atherectomy is a procedure that utilizes a catheter with a sharp blade on the end to remove plaque from a blood vessel. The catheter is inserted into the artery through a small puncture in the artery, and it is performed under local anesthesia.

What is the difference between a scoring balloon and a cutting balloon?

Novel cutting balloons demonstrated a better crossability and similar acute CSA gain compared with a scoring balloon in the treatment of calcified lesions.

Is AngioSculpt a cutting balloon?

The AngioSculpt device incorporates a semicompliant balloon (with rated burst pressures of up to 20 atm) and a laser cut nitinol scoring element (Figure 2).