There are some key performance characteristics that highly influence balloon catheter design (Balloon Catheter design Consideration). The first is the time required to inflate and deflate the balloon (inflation/deflation time), which should be minimized as much as possible. In order to achieve this, catheter manufacturers try to design the balloon in a way that maximizes the inner area of the inflation balloon. The second key characteristic is the catheter’s tracking ability to advance through the desired path and reach the treatment area. This is important for complex anatomy, eg. in neurological balloon catheter applications. Lastly, the insertion profile is another critical balloon catheter characteristic. It denotes the size of the incision required to insert the catheter into the patient. Smaller insertion profiles are of course preferable since they facilitate quicker patient recovery and an easier healing process.