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Charger™ 0.035" Balloon Dilatation Catheter

Indications, Safety, and Warnings

Caution: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. Rx only. Prior to use, please see the complete “Directions for Use” for more information on Indications, Contraindications, Warnings, Precautions, Adverse Events, and Operator’s Instructions.


The Charger Balloon Dilatation Catheter is indicated for Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) in the peripheral vasculature, including iliac, femoral, popliteal, tibial, peroneal, subclavian, and renal arteries and for the treatment of obstructive lesions of native or synthetic arteriovenous dialysis fistulae. The Charger Balloon Dilatation Catheter is also indicated for post-dilatation of balloon expandable and self-expanding stents in the peripheral vasculature.


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The Charger PTA balloon catheter is not for use in the coronary arteries.


The Charger PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheter shall only be used by physicians trained in the performance of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. The Charger PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheter should be used with caution for procedures involving calcified lesions or synthetic vascular grafts due to the abrasive nature of these inflation sites. The Charger PTA Balloon Dilatation Catheters are not intended for injection of contrast medium. Precautions to prevent or reduce clotting should be taken when any catheter is used:

  • Consider systemic anticoagulation.
  • Flush or rinse all products with sterile saline or a similar solution prior to use.


The complications that may result from a balloon dilatation procedure include, but are not limited to:

  • Allergic reaction (device, contrast medium and medications)
  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Embolization (air, device, plaque, etc.)
  • Hematoma
  • Hemorrhage, including bleeding at puncture site
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Sepsis/infection
  • Thromboembolic episodes
  • Vessel injury, e.g. dissection, perforation, rupture
  • Vessel occlusion
  • Vessel spasm