FDA Clears Medtronic's Euphora Balloon

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Source: Mass Device

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today said the FDA cleared its Euphora semicompliant balloon dilation catheter, and the company wasted no time in getting the pre-stenting device on the U.S. market.

Dr. James DeVries of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., performed the 1st commercial case to use the Euphora device, Medtronic said. It's designed to re-open a clogged coronary artery to prepare the lesion for a stent, the company said.

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