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DCB beneficial in hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulae lesions

DCB beneficial in hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulae lesions
September 13, 2017

LAS VEGAS — In patients with dysfunctional hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulae, adding a drug-coated balloon to treatment with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty was safe and improved patency, a researcher reported at VIVA 17.

Researchers randomly assigned 285 patients at 23 centers with dysfunctional hemodialysis arteriovenous fistulae, all of whom received PTA, to further treatment with the DCB (Lutonix 035, Bard Peripheral Vascular) or a control balloon of similar design but without a drug.

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