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Stents Vs. Balloons Question For Peripheral Artery Disease Gets Attention At Veith

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

The presence of the first drug-eluting stent on the U.S. market to treat peripheral artery disease is certainly not the end of the discussion for how peripheral artery patients will be treated, clinicians made clear at the influential Veith Symposium this month.

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