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Catheters, Bronchial, Balloon

Definition : Bronchial catheters designed with a balloon at or near the distal tip. These catheters are flexible synthetic hollow tubes that may be introduced directly (usually under fluoroscopic guidance) or through a bronchoscope in such a way that its distal tip reaches the bronchi, permitting the inflation of the balloon after introduction. Dedicated balloon bronchial catheters are available to treat benign stenosis and/or to control pulmonary bleeding (i.e., hemoptysis).

Entry Terms : "Balloon Catheters" , "Catheters, Balloon"

UMDC code : 17827

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Boston Scientific Corp

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In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

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