Medtronic Launches NC Euphora Balloon Dialation Catheter
Friday, October 3, 2014
Source: FDA News
Medtronic last week launched its NC Euphora Noncompliant Balloon Dilatation Catheter, following receipt of FDA 510(k) clearance. The balloon is used to ensure that a stent placed properly to ease the transfer of a drug to the artery wall following the implantation of a drug-eluting stent.
If a stent doesn't fully expand, it increases the risk of artery renarrowing and the formation of blood clots.