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Trial of DCB, atherectomy in patients with calcified femoropopliteal lesions launched

July 30, 2016

Medtronic and VIVA Physicians announced the enrollment of the first patient in the REALITY study of patients with severely calcified lesions in the femoropopliteal artery.

The trial will gauge outcomes for patients with significantly calcified and symptomatic femoropopliteal peripheral artery disease following adjunctive use of directional atherectomy (TurboHawk, Medtronic) and a drug-coated balloon (IN.PACT Admiral, Medtronic), according to a press release issued by Medtronic.

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