Chameleon™ PTA balloon catheter: A single device in managing thrombosed AV access.

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Thrombectomy is a common procedure for maintenance of arteriovenous (AV) access and is critical to prolong access life. Techniques for performing thrombectomy are incredibly diverse, ranging from open surgical procedures to percutaneous interventions. Percutaneous interventions include a combination of thrombectomy devices to clear the thrombus and balloon angioplasty to treat the underlying lesion. In this case report we describe a novel technique using a single device, the Chameleon™ PTA balloon catheter (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) balloon catheter, to safely and efficiently perform a percutaneous intervention.

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Authors: Ari Kramer, John Ross, Antonios P Gasparis