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Drug-coated balloons in peripheral vascular disease

A new paclitaxel-eluting balloon for angioplasty of femoropopliteal obstructions: acute and midterm results

EuroIntervention 2011;7:K77-K82.

peripheral artery obstructive disease drug-eluting balloon restenosis angioplasty Abstract

Aims: To evaluate safety and results of the Freepac™ drug-eluting balloon (DEB) technology for the treatment of chronic femoropopliteal steno-occlusions.

Methods and results: In a multicentre registry we enrolled 66 patients with symptomatic femoropopliteal stenosis and/or occlusion <15 cm (Rutherford stages 2 to 4). Patients were treated first with an undersized uncoated balloon and then with an appropriate sized DEB. In case of unsatisfactory results, nitinol stents were implanted. Clinical evaluations and echo-duplex were performed at baseline, at discharge, and at three months after intervention. Procedural success was 100%. Stents were implanted ...

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