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Sirolimus-eluting balloon given breakthrough device designation

September 18, 2019
Orchestra BioMed Inc., in partnership with Terumo Corporation, announced its sirolimus-eluting balloon for the treatment of below-the-knee peripheral…

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Retrospective analysis finds no 5-year mortality risk tied to paclitaxel-coated devices

September 11, 2019
In a retrospective analysis of Japanese patients with peripheral artery disease treated with paclitaxel-coated devices or other devices…

Top intervention news of August: TAVR low-risk indications, FDA paclitaxel advisory and more

September 8, 2019
Healio compiled a list of the most-read cardiac and vascular intervention articles in August. This month, our readers were interested in the FDA…

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AHA: ‘Thorough evaluation of limb perfusion’ critical in CLI

August 12, 2019
The American Heart Association released a scientific statement outlining the options for perfusion assessment in patients with critical limb…

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Statin use promotes limb salvage, survival after PAD procedures

August 11, 2019
Among patients with peripheral artery disease who underwent a surgical or endovascular intervention, statin use after the procedure was associated…

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FDA advises clinicians to discuss risks of paclitaxel-coated devices with patients

August 7, 2019
The FDA today issued a series of recommendations following an advisory panel meeting on a signal of late mortality risk associated with…

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Stent thrombosis somewhat common after SFA revascularization

August 6, 2019
Among patients who had endovascular revascularization of the superficial femoral artery, stent thrombosis occurred in more than 7% of patients, with…

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Endovascular-first approach bests open surgery for amputation-free survival in CLI

July 30, 2019
Patients with critical limb ischemia and multiple comorbidities who underwent initial surgical bypass had lower rates of amputation-free survival…

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Smoking cessation for 30 years confers reduced PAD risk similar to never smokers

July 26, 2019
Smoking has been shown to have significant associations with peripheral artery disease, CHD and stroke, with the strongest link seen for PAD…

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New guideline offers tips for diagnosis, treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischemia

July 18, 2019
A new multisociety guideline clarifies how to diagnose chronic limb-threatening ischemia, or CLTI, and emphasizes offering patients optimal medical…

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Balloon pulmonary angioplasty compares favorably with riociguat in CTEPH

July 17, 2019
When compared with riociguat therapy, balloon pulmonary angioplasty was associated with more improvement in some parameters of hemodynamics and…

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DRASTICO: Balloons, stents confer similar outcomes in complex PAD

July 10, 2019
Drug-coated balloons were noninferior but not superior to drug-eluting stents for treatment of femoropopliteal lesions in high-risk patients with…

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Vena cava filters after major trauma fail to reduce incidence of pulmonary embolism, death

July 8, 2019
Placing an inferior vena cava filter in patients within 72 hours of major trauma did not reduce incidence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism or death…

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Microvascular disease elevates risk for amputation

July 8, 2019
Regardless of where it resided in the body and whether it was concomitant with peripheral artery disease, microvascular disease was associated with…

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Smoking cessation may lower odds for recurrent CV events at any age

June 22, 2019
Quitting smoking after an initial CV event led to reduced risk for recurrent vascular events and all-cause mortality regardless of age, according to…

Meeting News

ACE inhibitors beneficial in endovascular intervention for CLI

June 21, 2019
Among patients who had endovascular interventions for critical limb ischemia, those taking ACE inhibitors had higher rates of overall and…

FDA News

FDA panel: Keep paclitaxel-coated devices on market, but amend labeling, trial designs

June 20, 2019
In the second day of deliberations by the FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel, members advised that paclitaxel-coated devices should remain…

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Pain-free exercise may lower intermittent claudication in patients with PAD

June 20, 2019
Among patients with peripheral artery disease, the use of alternative pain-free exercise methods may be beneficial in lowering the severity of…

Meeting News

FDA panel, industry discuss potential long-term mortality with paclitaxel devices

June 19, 2019
Members of the Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee of the FDA discussed the potential for increased long-term…

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Cell therapy delays amputation in severe diabetic kidney disease with limb ischemia

June 18, 2019
Adults with severe forms of diabetic kidney disease along with limb ischemia can benefit from delays in the need for amputation with autologous cell…