Abbott today is releasing two new products for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (aka peripheral vascular disease, PVD). The FoxCross PTA Catheter sports a small profile and a smooth surface, and the HI-TORQUE Versacore peripheral guide wire promises easier, safer navigation through challenging PVD terrain.
From an Abbott press release obtained by Medgadget:
The FoxCross PTA Catheter is used to open peripheral arteries that have become blocked with plaque. The system is available in a wide variety of diameters (3 mm to 14 mm), balloon lengths (20 mm to 120 mm), and catheter lengths (50 cm, 80 cm and 135 cm) on an over-the-wire delivery platform.
FoxCross is a highly deliverable balloon dilatation catheter designed to optimize the treatment of patients with peripheral artery disease during angioplasty procedures by incorporating the latest technological advancements, including:
– Proprietary JETCOAT™ coating that allows for smooth device movement and enhanced deliverability
– Streamlined tip and crossing profile for accessing and treating challenging lesions
– Dual-lumen shaft with large, crescent-shaped contrast lumen for rapid inflation/deflation
The HI-TORQUE Versacore peripheral guide wire is designed for routine diagnostic and device delivery in interventional procedures. Versacore features a soft, shapeable tip to provide safe access to peripheral lesions and enhanced visibility under fluoroscopy. Versacore also offers excellent torque response, enabling the device to move consistently and easily around the bends of a patient’s vascular system, even when accessing the hardest-to-reach lesions.