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Chocolate PTA Balloon Catheter

Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty

Overview

The Chocolate™* PTA balloon, the only nitinol-caged balloon with Controlled Dilatation, was designed for 1:1 vessel sizing to minimize flow-limiting dissections and reduce recoil. 

As the balloon inflates, the cage 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 grooves relieve the stress and stop dissections from propagating.


INDICATIONS

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.


PRODUCT DETAILS

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. 

The cage and the balloon expand simultaneously, so as the balloon unwraps, the cage prevents the balloon from catching on lesions and causing torsional stress and dissections.

During inflation, the cage causes the balloon to dilatate in a controlled manner, alleviating dog-boning and over inflation. 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 grooves relieve the stress and stop dissections from propagating. 

Design of Chocolate PTA Balloon Catheter

Chocolate PTA Balloon with Controlled Dilatation
  1. INFLATION: During inflation, the cage causes the balloon to form a series of segmented pillows and grooves along the entire lesion.
  2. BALLOON: Balloon is confined to the cage during inflation, preventing dog-boning and protecting healthy tissue.
  3. CAGE: Nitinol cage expands with balloon, protecting the vessel from torsional stresses and minimizing dissections.
  4. PILLOWS: The pillows apply force to create small dissections that are necessary for effective dilatation.
  5. GROOVES: The grooves relieve the stress and stop dissections from propagating.

pdf Chocolate PTA Balloon Product Brochure (.pdf)

This brochure provides detailed product and ordering information.

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Manuals and Technical Guides

Instructions for Use
Find this technical manual in the product labeling supplied with each device or by calling technical support for cardiovascular services: +1 763-526-7890.


ORDERING INFORMATION

Reference Number Balloon Diameter
(mm)
Balloon
Length
(mm)
Catheter
Length
(cm)
Guidewire
(in)
Introducer
Sheath
(F)
Nominal
Pressure
(atm)
Rated Burst
Pressure
(atm)
CB1415025040 OTW 2.5 40 150 0.014 5 9 14
CB1415025080 OTW 2.5 80 150 0.014 5 9 14
CB1415025120 OTW 2.5 120 150 0.014 5 9 14
CB1415030040 OTW 3.0 40 150 0.014 5 9 14
CB1415030080 OTW 3.0 80 150 0.014 5 9 14
CB1415030120 OTW 3.0 120 150 0.014 5 9 14
CB1413535040 OTW 3.5 40 135 0.014 5 9 14
CB1413535080 OTW 3.5 80 135 0.014 5 9 14
CB1413535120 OTW 3.5 120 135 0.014 5 9 14
CB1413540040 OTW 4.0 40 135 0.014 5 9 14
CB1413540080 OTW 4.0 80 135 0.014 5 9 14
CB1413540120 OTW 4.0 120 135 0.014 5 9 14
CB1812050040 OTW 5.0 40 120 0.018 6 6 12
CB1812050080 OTW 5.0 80 120 0.018 6 6 12
CB1812050120 OTW 5.0 120 120 0.018 6 6 12
CB1812060040 OTW 6.0 40 120 0.018 6 6 12
CB1812060080 OTW 6.0 80 120 0.018 6 6 12
CB1812060120 OTW 6.0 120 120 0.018 6 6 12

 

See product catalog for complete, detailed product information.

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