Peripheral balloon catheter released in U.S., Europe

Minneapolis-based Medtronic has launched a new peripheral balloon catheter after it was given thumbs up in the U.S. and Europe.

The Pacific Plus percutaneous transluminal angioplasty catheter received FDA clearance and CE mark as a treatment of narrowed arteries in the renal, iliac, iliofemoral, femoral, popliteal and infrapopliteal arteries.

The catheter is an over-the-wire peripheral balloon that is compatible with 0.014-inch and 0.018-inch guidewires and 4 French or 5 French introducer sheaths. It is available in shaft lengths of 90cm, 130cm and 180cm and catheter lengths ranging from 20mm to 120mm for balloon diameters 2.0-7.0mm, with a 150mm catheter also available on balloon diameters 2.0-3.5mm.