San Diego-based Volcano Corp. has launched a new product, called the Valet microcatheter, in the U.S. and Europe.

The device is used during complex coronary surgery, and is particularly useful when dealing with highly constricted blood vessels, the company said, in a statement. The device can be inserted into these narrow areas to treat chronic coronary blockages.

Volcano, a publicly traded company with a market capitalization of about $1.24 billion, develops a broad suite of medical devices but focuses on cardiovascular care.

— SDBJ Staff Report