Coronary Dilatation Catheter

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A Coronary Dilatation Catheter, also known as a coronary angioplasty catheter, is a medical device used to open narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. The catheter is typically used during a procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat coronary artery disease (CAD).

The catheter is a long, thin tube that is inserted into a blood vessel, typically in the groin or arm, and then guided to the blocked coronary artery using X-ray imaging. The tip of the catheter has a small balloon that can be inflated to widen the narrowed section of the artery and improve blood flow. The procedure is usually performed by interventional cardiologists.

Coronary Dilatation Catheter

Coronary Dilatation catheters come in different types and designs, with some having multiple balloons, or having more advanced designs such as with rapid exchange and over-the-wire. Each type may have its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on the patient’s condition and the specific case.

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