Vector™ Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) Balloon Catheters Cleared by FDA
July 5, 2012 — r4 Vascular, Inc., Maple Grove, MN, announced clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Vector™ Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheters in 28 sizes. All Vector™ balloon catheter sizes are rated for up to 30 atmospheres of pressure and are radiopaque when deflated or inflated.
r4’s patent pending Vector™ balloon catheter also includes radiopaque stripes on the balloon. Instead, clinicians may use low-viscosity saline which reduces inflation/deflation time up to 50% and may reduce x-ray exposure to the patient and clinicians. Vector™ includes advanced catheter shaft technology to improve catheter tracking and handling.
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