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DETOUR I: 18-month results encouraging for percutaneous bypass system

November 9, 2018
LAS VEGAS — A fully percutaneous bypass system using the femoral vein as a conduit benefited patients with long superficial femoral artery…

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DCB shows benefit at 6 months for below-the-knee lesions

November 8, 2018
LAS VEGAS — Anticipated results of the Lutonix BTK study highlighted superior efficacy and similar safety through 6 months with a drug-coated…

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VIDEO: A 'new wave of innovation' for CLI

November 8, 2018
LAS VEGAS — In this video exclusive, Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI, highlights results of the anticipated Lutonix BTK study showing…

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Implant successfully repairs dissections caused by angioplasty

November 7, 2018
LAS VEGAS — An endovascular implant used to repair dissections caused by plain or drug-coated balloons during angioplasty in peripheral…

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Interim data show benefit of 3D helical vascular stent

November 7, 2018
LAS VEGAS — Interim data from the MIMICS-3D registry demonstrated early safety and effectiveness of a 3D helical vascular stent in challenging…

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Global peripheral DES analysis identifies predictors of TLR

November 6, 2018
LAS VEGAS — In a pooled analysis of five global studies of the Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent in challenging patient populations, a high rate of…

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DCB remains superior to PTA at 5 years

November 6, 2018
LAS VEGAS — A drug-coated balloon conferred a lower rate of clinically driven target lesion revascularization at 5 years compared with…

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Women, men have similar patency outcomes after DCB treatment

November 6, 2018
LAS VEGAS — Despite older age and worse vessel and lesion characteristics, women with peripheral artery disease treated with the Stellarex…

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Peripheral DES safe, effective in long lesions: IMPERIAL substudy

November 6, 2018
LAS VEGAS — A peripheral drug-eluting stent was as safe and effective in long lesions as it was in shorter lesions, according to late-breaking…

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Careful medication selection required for PAD with diabetes

November 5, 2018
LAS VEGAS — Standard therapies for peripheral artery disease are often not as effective if the patient also has diabetes, in which case…

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Smoking-cessation counseling crucial for patients with PAD

November 5, 2018
LAS VEGAS — Smoking is a major risk factor for peripheral artery disease, and patients are more likely to quit smoking if their doctors counsel…

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Medical therapies provide options for PAD treatment

November 5, 2018
LAS VEGAS — In recent years, data have emerged showing a variety of medical therapies can improve outcomes of patients with peripheral artery…

Cardiology Today’s Intervention’s top news in October

November 4, 2018
Cardiology Today’s Intervention compiled a list of the most-read articles posted in October on Healio.com/Intervention. This month, readers…

In the Journals

Peripheral DCB safe, effective in real-world cohort with long lesions

November 1, 2018
A drug-coated balloon was safe and effective at 12 months in a real-world cohort of patients with lesions of at least 15 cm in the superficial…

Meeting News

Reimbursement issues raise concerns about future of peripheral interventions

October 30, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Despite the evidence for the safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of drug-coated balloons for peripheral interventions, their…

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Endovascular interventions, surgery: Both options for common femoral artery

October 29, 2018
SAN DIEGO — A history of data backs the use of surgery in patients with common femoral artery lesions, but as more studies emerge, endovascular…

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Localized dexamethasone infusion beneficial in PAD at 24 months

October 26, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Localized drug delivery with a micro-infusion device was effective at 24 months in patients with peripheral artery disease…

FDA News

Thoracic stent graft system received FDA approval

October 23, 2018
Medtronic announced that a thoracic stent graft system for the treatment of patients with lesions of the descending thoracic aorta has received…

Meeting News

Cardiology Today’s Intervention’s top news from TCT

October 20, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Cardiology Today’s Intervention was on-site at TCT 2018 to report on the latest developments in interventional cardiology…

In the Journals

Atherectomy confers lower in-hospital mortality rate in PAD

October 19, 2018
In an analysis of propensity-score matched patients with peripheral artery disease, those who underwent atherectomy had a lower mortality rate than…