Balloon catheters can be found in a variety of cardiovascular procedures. With the advancement of medical device technology balloon catheters are utilized to detect, map, and monitor various ailments.

Balloons are typically used to treat the following heart catheters: PTA, PTCA, Stent Placement, Occlusion Catheters, Sizing Catheters, Valve Placement Catheters, Thymectomy. Continue reading to know more about balloon catheter design.


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Non-compliant (high-pressure) balloons are generally composed of nylon or polyester. They are used in situations where the balloon is required to be expanded to reach a certain size and exert pressure to break a blocked area and dilate vasculature.

Semicompliant PTCA balloons are usually made of Polyurethanes with higher durometers or Pebax. They're utilized in applications that require mid-high pressures but need greater compliance than non-compliant balloons and more flexibility for delivery.

The compliant (elastomeric) balloons are usually composed of silicone or polyurethane. The balloons are inflated by volume instead of pressure. They can stretch up to 800 percent, they are typically employed in situations where the balloon must be completely shaped to the anatomy.

The vast array of design options for balloon catheters could be overwhelming. An experienced contract manufacturing firm that specializes in the development, design, and manufacture of balloon catheters can guide you in the procedure of bringing your new technology to the market.

Balloon catheters are employed in a variety of minimally invasive medical procedures both diagnostic and therapeutic. They can be used to deliver blocks, opening stents, and dilation of vessels. Since they are extremely specific, non-invasive medical devices that are high-quality, balloon catheters are made with a great deal of understanding.