Bard releases Dorado balloon dilatation catheter.


Bard releases Dorado balloon dilatation catheter.

According to the company, the Dorado PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheter is a proprietary high performance balloon catheter which provides the confidence and precision to treat challenging cases, such as tough in-stent restenosis, through a low profile sheath. This high performance is the result of a very puncture resistant non-compliant material which concentrates force on the lesion and reduces the risk of overexpanding the vessel. This material is also low profile and promotes a less traumatic puncture site by allowing the use of smaller introducer sheaths. Additionally, the balloon is provided on a novel 0.035” wire compatible catheter which is designed to optimize the balance between pushability and trackability by combining a distal triple lumen with a proximal coaxial lumen. Dorado Balloon Dilatation Catheter is available in 3–10mm diameters and 1.5–10cm lengths while the catheters are available in lengths of 40, 80, 120, and 135cm. The Dorado balloon dilatation catheter is recommended for PTA of the renal, iliac, femoral, popliteal, tibial, peroneal, and subclavian arteries and for the treatment of obstructive lesions of native or synthetic arteriovenous dialysis fistulae. This device is also recommended for post-dilatation of balloon expandable and self expanding stents in the peripheral vasculature.

Key features and benefits

  • The exceptionally strong, non-compliant

balloon material concentrates

force at the lesion site and can

reduce the chance of over dilation

  • It allows the versatility to dilate routine

to very resistant lesions and instent


  • The low profile balloon promotes a

less traumatic puncture site by

allowing the use of smaller introducer


  • 7×4 balloon 5F sheath compatible
  • 10×4 baloon 6F sheath compatible
  • The unique catheter shaft design

comprized of a distal triple lumen

and a proximal coaxial lumen

designed to push with ease and

tracks well over the guidewire to the

lesion site

  • 3–10mm diameters, 1.5–10cm


Dorado is a trademark of C.R. Bard, Inc. or an affiliate