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PACUBA: DEB effective for in-stent restenosis in SFA

February 11, 2016

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — In terms of patency, a drug-eluting balloon was superior to plain old balloon angioplasty in patients with in-stent restenosis in the superficial femoral artery, according to 1-year results of the PACUBA trial.

However, rates of primary patency and freedom from target lesion revascularization were less than 50% in both groups at 1 year, Johannes Lammer, MD, from Medical University Vienna, Austria, said during a presentation at the International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy.

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