|Risk of Death Following Application of Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons and Stents in the Femoropopliteal Artery of the Leg: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials|
Background: 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.|
|Katsanos K, Spiliopoulos S, Kittriou P, Krokidis M, Karnabatidis D||J Am Heart Assoc. 2018;7:e011245. DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.118.011245. |
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