Indications, Safety, and Warnings IN.PACT AV Drug-coated Balloon

Note: Safety information provided is for the United States. Please refer to your region’s Instructions for Use for specific details.

This therapy is not for everyone. Please consult your physician. A prescription is required. For more information, please call Medtronic at +1 763-514-4000 (Worldwide). Prior to use, refer to the Instructions for Use for indications, contraindications, side effects, suggested procedure, warnings, and precautions. This content is available electronically at

Brief statement

Indications for use

The IN.PACT™ AV Paclitaxel-coated PTA Balloon Catheter is indicated for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, after appropriate vessel preparation, for the treatment of obstructive lesions up to 100 mm in length in the native arteriovenous dialysis fistulae with reference vessel diameters of 4 to 12 mm. 


Coronary arteries, renal arteries, and supra-aortic/cerebrovascular arteries

  • Patients who cannot receive recommended antiplatelet and/or anticoagulant therapy
  • Patients judged to have a lesion that prevents complete inflation of an angioplasty balloon or proper placement of the delivery system
  • Patients with known allergies or sensitivities to paclitaxel
  • Women who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or are intending to become pregnant, or men intending to father children. It is unknown whether paclitaxel will be excreted in human milk and whether there is a potential for adverse reaction in nursing infants from paclitaxel exposure


  • Use the product prior to the Use-by date specified on the package.
  • Contents are supplied sterile. Do not use the product if the inner packaging is damaged or opened.
  • Do not use air or any gaseous medium to inflate the balloon. Use only the recommended inflation medium (equal parts contrast medium and saline solution).
  • Do not move the guidewire during inflation of the IN.PACT AV DCB.
  • Do not exceed the rated burst pressure (RBP). The RBP is based on the results of in vitro testing. Use of pressures higher than RBP may result in a ruptured balloon with possible intimal damage and dissection.
  • The safety of using multiple IN.PACT AV DCBs with a total drug dosage exceeding 15,105 μg paclitaxel has not been evaluated clinically.


  • This product should only be used by physicians trained in percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA).
  • Assess risks and benefits before treating patients with a history of severe reaction to contrast agents. Identify allergic reactions to contrast media and antiplatelet therapy before treatment and consider alternatives for appropriate management prior to the procedure.
  • This product is not intended for the expansion or delivery of a stent.
  • Do not use the IN.PACT AV DCB for pre-dilatation or for post-dilatation.
  • This product is designed for single patient use only. Do not reuse, reprocess, or resterilize this product. Reuse, reprocessing, or resterilization may compromise the structural integrity of the device and/or create a risk of contamination of the device, which could result in patient injury, illness, or death.
  • The use of this product carries the risks associated with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, including thrombosis, vascular complications, and/or bleeding events
  • The safety and effectiveness of the IN.PACT AV DCB used in conjunction with other drug-eluting stents or drug-coated balloons in the same procedure has not been evaluated.
  • The extent of the patient’s exposure to the drug coating is directly related to the number of balloons used. Refer to the Instructions for Use (IFU) for details regarding the use of multiple balloons and paclitaxel content.
  • Appropriate vessel preparation, as determined by the physician to achieve residual stenosis of ≤ 30%, is required prior to use of the IN.PACT AV DCB. Vessel preparation of the target lesion using high-pressure PTA for pre-dilatation was studied in the IN.PACT AV Access clinical study. Other methods of vessel preparation, such as atherectomy, have not been studied clinically with IN.PACT AV DCB.

Potential adverse effects

Potential adverse effects which may be associated with balloon catheterization may include, but are not limited to, the following: abrupt vessel closure, allergic reaction, arrhythmias, arterial or venous aneurysm, arterial or venous thrombosis, death, dissection, embolization, hematoma, hemorrhage, hypotension/hypertension, infection, ischemia or infarction of tissue/organ, loss of permanent access, pain, perforation or rupture of the artery or vein, pseudoaneurysm,  restenosis of the dilated vessel, shock, stroke, vessel spasms or recoil.

Potential complications of peripheral balloon catheterization include, but are not limited to, the following: balloon rupture, detachment of a component of the balloon and/or catheter system, failure of the balloon to perform as intended, failure to cross the lesion. These complications may result in adverse effects.

Although systemic effects are not anticipated, potential adverse effects not captured above that may be unique to the paclitaxel drug coating include, but are not limited to, the following: allergic/immunologic reaction, alopecia, anemia, gastrointestinal symptoms, hematologic dyscrasia (including leucopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia), hepatic enzyme changes, histologic changes in vessel wall, including inflammation, cellular damage, or necrosis, myalgia/arthralgia, myelosuppression, peripheral neuropathy.

Refer to the Physicians' Desk Reference for more information on the potential adverse effects observed with paclitaxel. There may be other potential adverse effects that are unforeseen at this time.

Please reference appropriate product Instructions for Use for a detailed list of indications, warnings, precautions and potential adverse effects. This content is available electronically at

CAUTION: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.