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The Chocolate PTA balloon is a semi-compliant balloon that is encased in a nitinol-constraining structure, or cage, that allows for 1:1 vessel sizing.
During inflation, the cage causes the balloon to dilatate in a controlled manner, alleviating dog-boning and overinflation. The cage also causes the balloon to form a series of segmented pillows and grooves along the entire lesion. The pillows apply force to create small dissections that are necessary for effective dilatation.
The Chocolate PTA balloon catheter is intended for balloon dilatation of lesions in the peripheral vasculature, including the iliac, femoral, ilio-femoral, popliteal, infra-popliteal, and renal arteries.
Watch this short video to learn about POBA limitations and Chocolate solutions when treating PAD.
Featuring Mehdi H. Shishehbor, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H.; Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Center; Co-director Vascular Center, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, University Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio
Risks may include: abrupt or subacute closure, pseudo-aneurysm, thrombosis, allergic reaction to device materials or procedural medications, arterial injury (such as dissection, perforation, or rupture), embolism, hematoma, and hemorrhage.
Instructions for use
Find this technical manual in the product labeling supplied with each device or by calling technical support for cardiovascular services: 763-526-7890.
See product catalog for complete, detailed product information.
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Medtronic data on file, Final Study Report The Chocolate BAR CLR782.