Medtronic announced the launch of the new Amphirion Plus angioplasty catheter in the United States and Europe. The device is designed for use in atherosclerotic peripheral arteries below the knee.
It features an over-the-wire diameter of 0.014 inches (0.035 cm) and a balloon that can be pumped up to 20 atmospheres to deliver sufficient force to displace the arterial plaque.
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Distinguishing features of the Amphirion Plus PTA Balloon Catheter include the device’s wide inflation pressure range, which reaches 20 atmospheres (rated burst pressure) for all sizes –– from 2.0 mm to 4.0 mm in diameter and through 120 mm in length. In addition to the versatile working range and size offering, the new device’s fast inflation-deflation provides an efficient angioplasty solution for ”everyday” below-the-knee cases.