Medtronic has announced the European launch of the 200mm and 250mm IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloons (DCBs) following CE mark approval. The product is intended to treat long complex femoropopliteal lesions efficiently in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The 200mm and 250mm IN.PACT Admiral DCB enables physicians to treat longer lesions using a single DCB instead of multiple DCBs.
Thomas Zeller, MD, director of the Department of Angiology at Universitaets-Herzzentrum, Freiburg-Bad Krozingen, Germany, performed the first case using the new sizes of the IN.PACT Admiral DCB in Europe.
He stated, “Patients with SFA [superficial femoral artery] disease often present with longer and more complex lesions as time goes on, which makes it challenging to effectively treat the entire segment.
“We know the IN.PACT Admiral DCB is effective in providing durable results, and now with the longer sizes, it is a more efficient treatment option for these difficult to treat lesions.
Zeller added, “Using the new sizes of the IN.PACT Admiral DCB could potentially lead to saving both time and money by using one balloon instead of multiple balloons.”