It’s now possible for U.S. and Canadian interventionalists to use Advance Serenity for below-the-knee and above-the-knee procedures to treat patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to Cook Medical. In addition, the Advance Serenity 18 is now larger, with balloon diameters from 5–10 mm. It’s compatible with 4, 4.5, 5 and 5.5 Fr sheaths to help physicians treat complex lesions with options to include larger-vessel PAD.
“PAD affects around 113 million people. If left untreated, PAD can become deadly,” Alec Cerchiari, director of product management for Cook’s PAD and venous specialty, said in a news release. “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.”
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 14 and Serenity 18 balloons are still available in 4 Fr sheath compatibility and 2–4 mm balloon diameters.
All Advance Serenity products are available in both the U.S. and Canada and will be available in Europe in the coming months.
Surmodics is the manufacturer of the Advance Serenity product line, with Cook Medical as the distributor.