Catheters, Cardiac, Valvuloplasty, Bifoil Balloon

Definition : Valvuloplasty cardiac catheters that usually consist of a tube carrying two side-by-side balloons (bifoil catheter), typically 4 cm long, that can be inflated separately or at the same time and include a pigtail tip. Typically, a guide wire is peripherally inserted and advanced into the heart (e.g., left atrium). Then, the bifoil-balloon catheter is advanced over the guide wire and directed across the stenotic valve; both balloons are inflated quickly to a predetermined maximal outer diameter, thereby enlarging the valve orifice. Bifoil-balloon valvuloplasty catheters are mostly used for nonsurgical dilation of stenotic mitral valves.

Entry Terms : "Bifoil Balloon Valvuloplasty Catheters"

UMDC code : 18687

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Boston Scientific Corp

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In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

Lake Region Medical

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Founded in 1947, we have evolved from a manufacturer of pacing lead coils and precision machined products into a global leader and partner in the design, development and manufacture of medical devices.


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