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Catheters, Vascular, Angioplasty, Thermal, Electrically-Heated

Definition : Thermal angioplasty catheters that use an electrical (e.g., radiofrequency) energy source to heat a metal cap or band; the cap typically encloses the distal tip of the catheter, while the metal band is placed around the catheter. They are used for thermal compression and ablation of the atheromatous plaque inside the vessels, except for heavily calcified plaque. These units do not deliver electric current to the tissues. Tip temperatures can exceed 400 degrees Celsius, allowing plaque to be vaporized, melted, or otherwise reformed. Electrically heated thermal angioplasty catheters are used mainly to open total occlusions or high-grade stenoses in peripheral arteries; they may also be used to facilitate balloon angioplasty, based on the assumption that thermal ablation improves clinical success and reduces the rate of complications and restenosis.

Entry Terms : "Electrothermal Cautery Catheters" , "Thermal Angioplasty Catheters" , "Catheters, Angioplasty, Radiofrequency Thermal" , "Radiofrequency Angioplasty Catheters" , "Catheters, Vascular, Angioplasty, Thermal, Radiofrequency"

UMDC code : 17566

   

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Baylis Medical (Hong Kong)

Baylis Medical (Hong Kong)

Baylis Medical (United Kingdom)

Baylis Medical (United Kingdom)

Baylis Medical Co Inc

Baylis Medical Co Inc

NeuroTherm Inc

In February 2011, Linsalata Capital Partners (LinCap), a Cleveland-based private equity firm, acquired NeuroTherm, Inc. from New York-based firm Cortec Group.

NeuroTherm NL

NeuroTherm NL

NeuroTherm UK

NeuroTherm UK

Thomas Medical Products Inc

Thomas Medical has rapidly grown into one of the market leaders in vascular access and vascular device delivery. We design, develop, and manufacture precision Class II and Class III medical devices with product sales to over 20 countries.

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