Risk of Death Following Application of Paclitaxel‐Coated Balloons and Stents in the Femoropopliteal Artery of the Leg (Systematic Review/Meta‐Analysis)

Several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have already shown that paclitaxel‐coated balloons and stents significantly reduce the rates of vessel restenosis and target lesion revascularization after lower extremity interventions.

Conclusions
There is increased risk of death following application of paclitaxel‐coated balloons and stents in the femoropopliteal artery of the lower limbs. Further investigations are urgently warranted.

Author(s)Source
Katsanos K, Spiliopoulos S,  Kitrou P, Krokidis M,  Karnabatidis D
Journal of the American Heart Association, Vol. 7, No. 24, https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.118.011245
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