Angioslide Balloon Designed to Prevent Embolisms During Angioplasty  
8/11/2009 8:03:10 AM

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Medgadget -- Current methods of preventing embolisms when inflating angioplasty balloons require a separate filter to be placed down the stream to catch any loose particles. An Israeli company called Angioslide has developed a new balloon catheter by the same name that features the filter, and an aspiration technology, within the balloon itself. Since only one device is inserted, the procedure can be done safer with probably fewer potential complications.