The cutting balloon - A new technology?

M. S. Gotsman, C. Dusa, H. Nassar, Y. Hasin, C. Lotan, Y. Rozenman

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The Cutting Balloon consists of a standard balloon dilatation catheter with four microtome-sharp blades that incise the plaque and minimize arterial wall trauma. It was used in 31 patients; nine had calcified arteries, ten had non-compliant lesions, three had in-stent restenosis and nine had aorto- ostial lesions. Seventeen lesions were predilated, 28 were post- dilated and 18 required stent implantation. The procedure was very effective in aorto- ostial lesions, non-compliant lesions that were not responsive to high- pressure balloon dilatation, and was partially successful in calcified arteries. It has a very specific niche in selected lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-190
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Balloon dilatation
  • Cutting Balloon
  • Percutaneous coronary interventions


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