Through the occlusive segment of the lesion, the main role of the balloon in chronic occlusive disease is to assist the guide wire to pass through and dilate the lesion.
In recent years, with the development of reverse guidewire technology and subintimal reentry technology, some small balloons and special-purpose balloons, such as 1.0mm (BrosMed Medical), 1.2mm (Mini trek, Emerge), 1.25 balloon (Tazuna), etc. It is suitable to pass through collateral vessels, and it is not easy to cause perforation when dilataion under the intima.
The commonly used 1.0 mm balloon passing through the CTO occluded segment is described below.
The Artimes coronary balloon catheter produced by our company has reached the international advanced level. After being used and evaluated by several clinical trial centers, Artimes balloon catheter, especially its 1.0 mm diameter balloon, has excellent intraoperative performance during CTO intervention.