Aortic valvuloplasty procedures can be compromised by balloon slippage during inflation which can result in extended procedure and ischemic time. The V8™ catheter features a "figure-8" shape balloon that enables the bulbs at either end of the balloon to "lock" into either side of the aortic annulus.

  • Figure 8-shaped balloon is designed to lock into valve anatomy, limiting movement, reducing procedure/ischemic time
  • Balloon shape maintained throughout inflation reduces likelihood of annular rupture
  • Enhanced leaflet hyperextension without increasing the risk of annulus over-distension
  • Rapid inflate/deflate times
Catheter SizeInflation Volume (cc)Bulb Segment DiametersWaist Segment DiameterMin Sheath CompatibiityGuidewire Compatibility (OTW)
17 mm 16 22 mm 17.0 12Fr (4.0 mm) 0.035" (0.89 mm)
19 mm 20 24 mm 19.0 12Fr (4.0 mm) 0.035" (0.89 mm)
21 mm 23 25.5 mm 21.0 12Fr (4.0 mm) 0.035" (0.89 mm)
23 mm 27 27.5 mm 23.0 12Fr (4.0 mm) 0.035" (0.89 mm)
Catheter SizeSKU
17 mm US 172212C110
19 mm US 192412C110
21 mm US 212612C110
23 mm US 232812C110

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Manufactured by InterValve

InterValve, a privately held medical device company with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was founded in 2008 by a highly experienced group of  cardiologists and industry executives to develop new tools for the  percutaneous and transapical aortic valve replacement procedure.