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Mount Sinai reports first use of drug-coated balloon catheter to treat patient with PAD

October 19, 2014

The Mount Sinai Hospital is the first to use a new drug-coated balloon catheter that was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease, according to a press release.

Prakash Krishnan, MD, FACC, director of endovascular services at Mount Sinai Heart, along with Jose Wiley, MD, FACC, and Bhaskar Purushottam, MD, also from Mount Sinai, were the first doctors in the United States to perform a procedure incorporating the Lutonix 035 drug coated balloon catheter (Lutonix DCB; Lutonix Inc./C.R. Bard) after it was approved by the FDA on Oct. 10.

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