Medtronic balloon catheter receives CE Mark
Medtronic has received CE Mark approval for the Sprinter Legend Semicompliant Rapid Exchange balloon dilatation catheter for use in coronary angioplasty procedures.

During angioplasty procedures, a balloon catheter is used to open the blood pathway in coronary arteries before a stent is implanted, according to the medical device company.

The Minneapolis-based Medtronic will begin the launch of the product immediately in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The Sprinter Legend is not approved in the United States.