Strength and flexibility in your everyday. Cronus® HP High Pressure PTA Balloon Catheter overcomes common limitations by providing flexibility and durability at high pressures while minimizing balloon dog boning. It is designed to handle even the most resilient stenoses while conforming to the vasculature of the fistula.
The STRENGTH of a non-compliant, high-pressure balloon
The FLEXIBIITY of a semi-compliant balloon
- HP (High Pressure) PTA (Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty) balloon catheter for delivering high pressure dilatation during angioplasty
- Durable enough to withstand repeated inflations, even for the most resilient strictures and stenoses1
- Rated Burst Pressure (RBP) ranges from 22-30 atm., which aids in the use of one balloon during a procedure
- Over-dilatation in the AV access can increase the length of time before another intervention is needed2
- Graduated growth balloon angioplasty allows easy access to the lesion and minimizes vessel damage.3
- Shaft flexibility engineered to allow the catheter to closely follow the curvature of the guidewire
- Conforms to natural vasculature under high pressures, particularly juxta-anastomosis, where most early fistula failures occur4
- Over-the-wire (OTW) catheter designed to provide added pushability and crossability, even in juxta- anastomotic stenoses
1.Data on file
2.Roubin, G. et al. “Influence of balloon size on initial success, acute complications, and restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. A prospective randomized study.” Circulation 78 3 (1988): 557-65.
3.Holzapfel G.A. et al, OLZAPFEL A Layer-Specific Three-Dimensional Model for the Simulation of Balloon Angioplasty using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Mechanical Testing. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Apr 2002 Vol. 30, Pages 753–767
4.Asif, Arif, et al. “Early Arteriovenous Fistula Failure: A Logical Proposal for When and How to Intervene.” Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, vol. 1, no. 2, 2005, pp. 332–39.