Lasers can surface texture balloons to improve bonding
According to the American Heart Association, a 5 mmHg reduction in systolic blood pressure results in a 14-percent decrease in stroke, 9-percent decrease in heart disease and 77-percent decrease in overall mortality. Data from clinical trials has shown that ablation of the renal sympathetic nerves reduces hypertension.
With similar characteristics as an atrial fibrillation device, laser machining is used to trim, strip, and skive balloons and catheters to facilitate ablation techniques such as ultrasound or RF excitation. Lasers can also surface texture balloons, catheters and other devices to improve bonding by creating larger surface areas with defined micro patterns.