Engineers create device to aid angioplasty procedures

04/17/2012 | Silicon Republic (Ireland)

Biomedical engineers have created a new device that combines embolic protection and angioplasty balloon technologies to help treat narrowed or blocked blood vessels. The team at the University of Limerick hopes the device will improve angioplasty success rates. "In practice, this means the angioplasty balloon can be left in a full inflated state in the artery for a longer period of time than is currently possible," said principal investigator Michael Walsh.

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