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September 7th, 2023

Advance Serenity® PTA balloon now available in more sizes in Europe

Limerick, Ireland — Cook Medical’s Advance Serenity® Hydrophilic PTA Balloon Dilation Catheter is now available with even more size options in Europe. In June, interventionalists who perform peripheral intervention procedures in the US and Canada got access to more sizes of the Advance Serenity product to treat patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), and Cook is excited to expand those options to the EU as well.

Advance Serenity 18

Cook Medical’s Advance Serenity 18 product

Now, Advance Serenity is available to help physicians treat complex lesions with more balloon sizes.  Advance Serenity is still made with its laser-formed, low-profile entry tip. The next-generation hydrophilic coating provides lubricity to navigate through diseased vessels with reduced friction. The Advance Serenity 18 range now includes balloon diameters from 5mm to 10mm and is compatible with 4 and 5 Fr sheaths to help physicians treat complex lesions with options to include larger-vessel PAD. The Advance Serenity 14 and Serenity 18 balloons are still available in 2mm–4mm balloon diameters with 4 Fr sheath compatibility.   

“PAD affects around 113 million people.1 If left untreated, PAD can become deadly,” said Alec Cerchiari, director of product management for Cook’s PAD and Venous Specialty. “After looking at the needs of patients with this condition, we built on our previous innovation and are excited to expand the sizes, uses and availability of this product. The Serenity balloon complements our balloon portfolio for interventionalists who are treating patients with complex lesions.”  

The catheter is manufactured by Surmodics and distributed by Cook Medical. You can learn more about the Serenity product here.  

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1. Lin, JinfengYangbo Chen, Nan Jiang, Zuoshi Li, and Shangbo Xu“Burden of peripheral artery disease and its attributable risk factors in 204 countries and territories from 1990 to 2019.” Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine 9 (2022).