Boston Scientific announces new PTA balloon catheter
Boston Scientific Corporation announced the U.S. launch of its Charger™ PTA Balloon Catheter. Designed for both post-stent use and conventional balloon angioplasty, this balloon catheter is a flexible new tool to open blocked peripheral arteries. This is Boston Scientific's third new peripheral balloon catheter introduced this year. The Charger™ is a 0.035" percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheter. It features high rated burst pressures (up to 20 ATM for selected sizes), rapid deflation, and a low lesion entry profile. "The Charger PTA Balloon Catheter is designed to deliver results in both routine and challenging cases," said Jeff Mirviss, President of Boston Scientific's Peripheral Interventions Division. "With a low profile and tapered tip, it is engineered to provide excellent push without sacrificing track."