New Volcano IVUS catheter nets clearance in U.S., EU

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Volcano has received clearance to market its new Visions PV .035 digital IVUS catheter in both the U.S. and Europe. The intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheter is designed to image large vessels in endovascular procedures.

The Visions PV .035 catheter incorporates new centimeter markers to facilitate length measurements important for selecting treatment devices, according to the San Diego-based company. The new catheter features other enhancements, including a longer connector length with lower entry profile and GlyDx hydrophilic coating.