Applications of a novel balloon catheter during coronary angioplasty

David M. Mego, Steven R. Bailey

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A new balloon catheter design utilizing multiple polymeric materials to produce noncompliant balloon ends and a compliant central portion has recently been released. We describe two cases, a discrete fibrotic lesion and final dilation of an intracoronary stent, in which this novel balloon catheter has potential advantages during coronary angioplasty. We conclude that this device may be useful in avoiding proximal or distal vessel dissection during high-pressure balloon inflations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-209
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1997


  • angioplasty
  • balloon
  • discrete fibrotic lesion
  • intracoronary stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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