FDA approves drug-coated angioplasty balloon catheter for PAD treatment

October 10, 2014 5:30 PM

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The FDA has approved a percutaneous transluminal angioplasty catheter with a drug-coated balloon for the treatment of peripheral artery disease.

The Lutonix 035 drug-coated balloon (Lutonix DCB; Lutonix Inc./C.R. Bard) is the first of its kind, and is intended to reopen superficial femoral and popliteal arteries that have become narrowed or blocked due to PAD, according to a press release.

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