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Partner with us and you’ll have access to a complete set of tools that will help you master plaque modification in calcific, fibrotic, or soft fatty lesions. 


Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll find:

  Helps minimize vessel trauma 1,2

  Reduces plaque burden and/or minimizes plaque shift 2,3,4

  Reduces elastic recoil 5,6

  Increases procedural success in calcified lesions 7

  Facilitate stent delivery in undilatable lesions

1. Bonan R. Cutting through resistance. J Invasive Cardiol. 05/1999;11(4):230.
2. Hara H, Nakamura M, Asahara T, et al. Am J Coll Cardiol. 2002; 89:1253-1256.
3. Yamaguchi et al. J Inteven Cardiol. 1998;11(Suppl)S114-S119.
4. Suzuki et al. Amer J Cardiol. 1999;84(Suppl)58P (US SCI #2525).
5. Muramatsu T, Tsukahara R, Ho M, et al. Efficacy of cutting balloon angioplasty for lesions at the ostium of the coronary arteries. J Invas Cardiol. 1999; 11:201-206.
6. Inoue T, Hoshi K, Yaguchi I, et al. J Interven Cardiol. 2000; 13:7-14.
7. Abdel-Wahab, et al. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Jan;6(1):10-9.



  39% lower restenosis rates

In the CAPAS trial, 3-month restenosis rates in small vessels were lower with FLEXTOME™ Cutting Balloon compared to POBA8.

  Adequate Lesion Preparation

With ROTABLATOR™ Rotational Atherectomytreating calcium prior to stent deployment increases asymmetrical expansion up to 50% potentially avoiding a $14,050 procedure cost for revascularization9.



  An estimated 23% reduction in stent usage or $380 per procedure. In a blinded US survey of 62 Interventional Cardiologists, the majority of ICs estimate that using FLEXTOMETM in Complex PCI procedures reduces stent usage10,11

  The average procedure time is reduced by 3 minutes. In fact, in a blinded US survey of 62 ICs, the majority of ICs who use ROTABLATOR™ in complex cases estimate reduced procedure time.12



  In the REDUCE III study, TLR rates were 4.5% better at six months, resulting in less (fewer) revascularization procedures, and a potential savings of $633 per patient.13

  $5,200 increase in hospital payments for coronary stenting with atherectomy.14

8. Izumi et al. Am Heart J., 2001; 142:782-789.
9. Revascularization based on internal BSC analysis for weighted average payment for MS-DRGs 246-247 with ICD-9-CM procedure code 17.55 and APC 319with C9602.
10. Source: Blinded US IC Product Perception Survey of 62 ICs.
11. BSC internal calculation based on ASP of $1,250 and average use of 1.31 stents per PCI.
12. Source: Blinded US IC Product Perception Survey of 62 ICs.
13. BSC internal analysis based on Reduce III Clinical Study six month follow-up TLR of 10.4% Cutting Balloon plus stent and 14.9% POBA plus stent.
14. CY2015 Nat. Avg. Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment Rate for APC 319 compared to CY2014 calculation based on payment for multiple procedure code combinations using base codes C9607 DES CTO PCI, C9607 DES CTO PCI, C9603 DES AMI PCI and C9602 DES w/Atherectomy.

APEX™ PTCA Dilatation Catheter

Offers innovative shaft and tip technology, along with an expanded size matrix.

NC QUANTUM APEX™ PTCA Dilatation Catheter

A high-performance, post-dilatation balloon catheter that helps optimize stent deployment.

EMERGE™ PTCA Dilatation Catheter

Offers exceptional deliverability with an ultra-low profile.

NC EMERGE™ PTCA Dilatation Catheter

Experience the enhanced performance of the NC EMERGE PTCA.

FLEXTOME™ Cutting Balloon Dilatation Device

FLEXTOME Cutting Balloon’s mechanism of action will enhance your ability to treat resistant lesions.

ROTABLATOR™ Rotational Atherectomy System

Features the front-cutting, stable rotation of a diamond-tipped burr recognized by physicians as an optimal device to ablate calcium in coronary arteries.


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